E tūtaki ana ngā kapua o te rangi, kei runga, kei runga te Mangoroa e kōpae pū ana || The clouds in the sky close over, but above them spreads the milky way

Waitematā and North Shore

Support Services & Helplines

Maternal Mental Health Team – Waitematā District Health Board

124a Shakespeare Road
Takapuna
Auckland

p. 09 488 4634
f. 09 486 8999 (Main Base)

Waitematā DHB Child Health Unit

Waitakere Hospital (Outreach Office)

  1. Multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals including: Psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker, occupational therapists, nurses
  2. Referrals are accepted of women living in the DHB catchment area, with a serious mental health illness that is related to the experience of pregnancy, childbirth and/or the postnatal adjustment who are in the second trimester of pregnancy or have a baby under the age of one year
  3. A pre pregnancy consultation is available for women with a history of serious mental illness eg, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Affective Disorder who are planning to become pregnant.
  4. Referrals of a preventive nature are accepted of pregnant women who are mentally well but have a history of psychosis or of a perinatal mental illness of a severity that mental health service input was required to achieve stability.

 

Types of Service:

  1. Assessment and range of treatments. All outpatient based – no inpatient facilities.
  2. Maternal Mental Health accepts referrals from other mental health service providers, eg Community Mental Health Team, Psych Liaison, other DHB Maternal Mental Health Teams. Any other referrals are directed to the woman’s local Community Mental Health Team for triage and assessment.
  3. Maternal Mental Health, operating as a Tertiary Mental Health Specialist Service provider is able to support colleagues working in primary and secondary health services by providing consultation/liaison and to assist those women whose perinatal mental health needs cannot be met by other services in the region.

Dr Sarah Bell-Booth

BA (Hons), DClinPsych
Clinical Psychologist
518 East Coast Road, Mairangi Bay, Auckland 0620
 
  • Face-to-face or Skype
  • Individual or mini-groups
  • Antenatal, postnatal and parents with older children
  • Reduced rates for increased access and affordability

Day Spring Trust

PO Box 20269 Glen Eden, Auckland 0641
f. (09) 827-6322
Regions Serviced: North Shore/Waitakere
 

Waitakere Hospital (Outreach Office)

  1. Multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals including: Psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker, occupational therapists, nurses
  2. Referrals are accepted of women living in the DHB catchment area, with a serious mental health illness that is related to the experience of pregnancy, childbirth and/or the postnatal adjustment who are in the second trimester of pregnancy or have a baby under the age of one year
  3. A pre pregnancy consultation is available for women with a history of serious mental illness eg, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Affective Disorder who are planning to become pregnant.
  4. Referrals of a preventive nature are accepted of pregnant women who are mentally well but have a history of psychosis or of a perinatal mental illness of a severity that mental health service input was required to achieve stability.

 

Types of Service:

  1. Assessment and range of treatments. All outpatient based – no inpatient facilities.
  2. Maternal Mental Health accepts referrals from other mental health service providers, eg Community Mental Health Team, Psych Liaison, other DHB Maternal Mental Health Teams. Any other referrals are directed to the woman’s local Community Mental Health Team for triage and assessment.
  3. Maternal Mental Health, operating as a Tertiary Mental Health Specialist Service provider is able to support colleagues working in primary and secondary health services by providing consultation/liaison and to assist those women whose perinatal mental health needs cannot be met by other services in the region.
  1. Maternal Mental Health Community Support Services
  2. Secure Beginnings- home based early intervention attachment service
  3. Supported Landlord Services
  4. Counselling Services

 

Dayspring offers:

Dayspring Care Centre opens every week day providing a wide range of parenting support, psycho-education and life skill programmes including Circle of Security Parenting, sewing, art and exercise classes.
  1. Creche for mothers who are attending the programmes
  2. Op Shop
  3. Mother’s support groups
Referrals can be made via organisations or self referred

Homebuilders Family Services

5 Hexham Street
Warkworth
Open 9am-12 noon Monday-Friday

p. 09 425 7048
f. 09 425 7049
e. [email protected]

Mummacare – Private Postnatal Support

Registered Nurses with years of specialist experience providing holistic family-centered postnatal care.

They will help you as parents to:

  • develop skills, knowledge and confidence with baby cares/mothercraft
  • breastfeed successfully
  • troubleshoot feeding issues, settling or sleeping challenges
  • learn what’s normal and what’s not
  • transition to parenthood
  • engage in self-care and compassion
  • feel more connected with your baby
  • develop skills to manage times when you are feeling anxious or depressed
  • support you through your baby’s first year milestones

p. 09 4222 433
m. 020 4222 433
e. [email protected]
w. www.mummacare.co.nz

Walsh Trust – Maternal Mental Health Service

Walsh Trust – inspiring change, transforming lives

He Kākano Ora is the maternal mental health service of Walsh Trust. An award-winning service that provides residential respite and home-based support to mothers who are in their second trimester of pregnancy through until the baby turns a year. This service is funded by the Ministry of Health and is available only to mothers that are under the Maternal Mental Health Teams of Auckland and Waitemata DHB’s.

For further information about this service, please contact Laura Sanchez-Jimenez, Maternal Mental Health Service Manager 09 836 1401

w. www.walsh.org.nz
p. 09 836 1401

If you would like to participate in our parenting groups, please complete the ‘Referral for Parenting Groups’ form.

The Mums Clique

Registered New Zealand Not-For-Profit charity on a mission to provide support to mothers of all ages and stages throughout their motherhood journey.

fb. Join their Facebook group here

a. PO Box 372, Silverdale 0944
w. themumsclique.org.nz
e. complete Contact Form here

Mothers Helpers

Provide support to mothers experiencing ante-natal and postnatal anxiety and depression, throughout the wider Auckland region.
Also offer a Perinatal Depression Recovery Course and a 10 week online course.

p. 0800 002 717  or  022 093 1822
e.
[email protected]
w.
www.mothershelpers.co.nz

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