We take a holistic approach, working with both hapū māmā and those with infants in their first year of life, together with their partners and whānau. We aim to provide support from the earliest possible moment to reduce stress and develop coping strategies that help māmā, pēpi and whānau to thrive.
We do not provide an urgent or crisis service. If the situation is urgent, please contact:
A perinatal mental health challenge is one that you may experience any time from becoming hapū up to a year after giving birth. Having a pēpi is a big life event, it is natural to experience a range of emotions during pregnancy and after giving birth. However, if any difficult feelings start to have a big effect on your day-to-day life, it is important to reach out for support.
Hapū and post-partum māmā (those with pēpi in their first year of life) who are experiencing distress or mental wellbeing challenges.
You decide what is right for you and your whānau and what you want your support to look like. We are a team of sensitive and skilled staff who are knowledgeable about mental health and wellbeing, parenting and children – with a focus on attachment. We support you to be in charge of your wellbeing journey while we listen, care and respond to the needs of you, your pēpi and whānau. Your worker will complete different assessments or activities with you to build on your strengths, develop a wellbeing plan and to link you to the right services at the right time.