Support Services & Helplines
Waikato Family Centre
We provide a non-judgmental, supportive environment to help you and your family cope with these demands. You and baby will receive an immediate professional assessment by our Nurse Manager. You will get sound, practical, professional advice and support to help identify the cause of any problems and how to overcome them.
4 Radnor Street
PO Box 4214
Waikato District Health Board
Perinatal Mental Health
Waikato District Health Board
222 Pembroke Street
p. 07 858 0924
f. 07 858 0926
Perinatal Mental Health is a team of experienced health professionals skilled in helping mothers with mental health conditions related to having a baby. Our specialised team offers assessment, treatment and advice for women who have developed mental illness or have had previous mental illness during the perinatal period (during pregnancy or up to one year after the baby is born).
Our team consists of mental health nurses, psychiatrist, and a clinical psychologist with specialist knowledge and experience in this field.
Mothers and babies exist as a unit – one cannot be considered without the other. We work with women, their partners and family/whānau, as well as the services and health providers involved in their care.
We do not provide an urgent/crisis service and if the situation is urgent, please contact:
Crisis Assessment and Treatment Service
Available 24/7 – 0800 50 50 50
Who do we see?
Women (of any age) who are experiencing moderate to severe mental health illness in pregnancy and postpartum
Significant maternal distress related to second trimester termination, birth trauma and/or a stillborn loss
Women wanting pre-conception advice
Women with previous mental illness, birth trauma
We also provide a consultative secondary service to women who are current clients of other Mental Health & Addiction services.
Appointments occur at 222 Pembroke Street, Hamilton, at the clients’ home, or at another agreed venue.
New appointments are usually an hour long; follow up appointments 30 minutes to one hour. Women are welcome to bring their babies, other family/whānau members and other support people as desired.
All geographical areas covered under Waikato District Health Board
Hauora Waikato Māori Mental Health Services
PO Box 1283
p. 07 839 9916
f. 07 839 9917
A kaupapa Māori organisation which provides mental health services to all in the community. Services include sub-acute rehabilitation and education, early intervention for first time psychosis, child and adolescent services.
Women’s Wellness – Pathways
Women’s Wellness is a free Hamilton based support service for women 18 years and over who are experiencing a difficult time in life because of trauma, anxiety, depression or other mental illness. Women’s Wellness provides holistic, strengths-based, goal-focused support for up to six months.
Referrals to Women’s Wellness can be made by a GP or community-based service, or for a self-referral form:
A mindfulness-based, professional therapy & group facilitation service.
Jo Wall is based in Hamilton and covers the Waikato region.
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for:
Symptoms of depression & mood disorders
Anxiety conditions, such as social anxiety, phobias, OCD, PTSD
Maternal mental health difficulties
Burnout & stress
Grief and loss
Work-related emotional distress
Coping with diagnosis of chronic or terminal illness
Coping with ongoing illness & physical conditions
Gender and sexuality distress
Parenting children with disabilities
Enhancing a valued life
Major life changes
p. 021 266 5657
Provide support to mothers experiencing ante-natal and postnatal anxiety and depression, also offer PND Recovery courses and follow-up counselling in 12 areas across the North Island as well as online. These are delivered by qualified counsellors, social workers, life coaches or mental health nurses.
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
Waikato: Spaces available now for individual & group work
Course facilitator: Joanne Mauger, Social Worker
Raglan: Spaces available now for individual and next group starts Feb/March 2018 (cost to be arranged)
Course facilitator: Veita Harding, Counsellor
Maternal Health Counselling
Counselling and support for women and their family prior, during and post pregnancy, including grief and loss. PATHS – (Post Abortion Trauma Healing) counsellor.
Hamilton: Triskele Therapy & Assessment – unit 1/310 Tristram Street, Hamilton
Raglan: Raglan Plunket Rooms or in home mobile service
Private Rate: $80 p/h
DHB Funding: Up to 4 sessions free via your GP