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Timaru and South Canterbury

Support Services & Helplines

Timaru Plunket Family Centre

Parenting support and groups for families in South Canterbury

Services include:

  1. Parenting support
  2. One on one assessment re feeding/sleeping/behaviour
  3. Breast pump hire
  4. Breastfeeding works group
  5. Drop in during opening hours for feeding and changing

Ph. 03 684 4967
Address: 3 Dee Street, Timaru

South Canterbury Plunket Postnatal Adjustment Programme

A free programme to support South Canterbury families experiencing difficulty/distress adjusting to parenting, or who are experiencing postnatal depression.

If you are having difficulty in adjusting to parenting , or feeling low in mood following your baby’s birth, PPNAP may be able to help.  We offer assessment at home, follow up home visits, phone support, and group programmes/mother to mother support.

Ph: 03 684 4159
Fax: 03 684 6646
3 Dee Street, Timaru 7910
Email: ppnap.southcanterbury@plunket.org.nz

Timaru Psychiatric Service

Kensington Centre
Private Bag 911

  1. Inpatient Team, Community Team, CAPS Team, A&OD Team
  2. Moderate to severe mental illness
  3. Relies on team members with interest in mothers and babies to maintain links with the South Island regional Team based in Christchurch
  4. Postnatal Adjustment Programme

Mothers Helpers

Online PND Recovery Course – Mothers Helpers provides an online 10 week Perinatal Depression/Anxiety Recovery Course.  All mums who have completed the course can go on to have therapy with your facilitator – a registered/qualified counsellor, social worker, life coach or mental health nurse. Click here for more information about the course

Phone:  0800 002 717  or  022 093 1822
[email protected]