Postnatal depression (PND) support

Postnatal depression (PND) support

  • Support services and information for people, their family and whānau affected by postnatal depression.
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ACROSS(external link)(external link)
ACROSS is an Anglican, Catholic and Community support service providing social work, counselling and foster care services to families in the Palmerston North area. Phone 06 356 7486 or email enquiries@

Black Dog Institute(external link)(external link) 
Not-for-profit organisation and world leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder. Includes information on both professional help and other forms of help.

Little Shadows NZ(external link)(external link)
Low-cost counselling across Wellington, from Newtown to Johnsonville, Petone, Upper Hutt, Porirua and Paraparaumu. Email

Mothers Helpers(external link)(external link)
Call 0800 002 717. Mothers' Helpers is a charity that provides support and services to women who are at-risk of or have developed postnatal depression. The majority of mothers attending the courses have fully recovered from PND. All have improved.

Mothers Matter NZ(external link)(external link) 
Information for mothers, fathers & families on postnatal depression (PND) and related conditions, such as anxiety & bipolar disorder. Also includes NZ based information, treatments and local support links. 

Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Aotearoa(external link)(external link)
Phone (+64) 04 461 6318. PADA was formerly the Perinatal Mental Health New Zealand Trust (PMHNZ). PADA aims to champion awareness and facilitate best practice in perinatal mental health and wellbeing to ensure all families have access to appropriate information and support.

Post Natal Distress Support Network Trust(external link)(external link) 
Phone (09) 8464978. Free support services for women throughout the greater Auckland area who are experiencing baby blues, antenatal and postnatal distress, anxiety, stress, birth trauma and postnatal depression. Includes support groups, telephone support, drop–in support and training about postnatal distress for health professionals. 

Rangitāne o Tamaki nui a Rua Incorporated(external link)(external link)
Phone 06 374 6860 or email Provides a wide range of support services to whānau ranging from alcohol & drug, smoking, mental health, asthma to screening in the Tararua region. 

Well Women Franklin (external link)(external link) 
Phone 021 1588 134. Support for women and families in the Franklin region that are experiencing or at-risk of experiencing ante or post-natal distress, including baby and childbirth related anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. Includes a peer support group guided by trained facilitators, also provides telephone support, a low-cost counselling service and in-home support to women and families who are in distress.

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