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Championing awareness and facilitating best practices in perinatal mental health and wellbeing to ensure all families and whānau have equitable access to appropriate information and support.


If you think that you, or someone you know, might be suffering with depression or anxiety during their pregnancy or early parenting, there is lots of information on our website, get started with one of these pages:

  • Antenatal Depression /  Anxiety or Depression while you are pregnant – visit page Antenatal Depression
  • Anxiety or Depression following the birth of your child – visit page Postnatal Depression
  • Support for Fathers/partners during pregnancy or after the birth of your child – visit page Depression in Fathers


CANTERBURY Support Services & Helplines:

Perinatal Wellbeing Canterbury

Erin – Facilitator/Secretary
021 131 4352

Community support groups for mothers and primary caregivers suffering from PND and associated anxiety disorders.

PIPS – Pregnancy Infancy Parenting Support (Formerly Pregnancy Help Canterbury)

Providing free, non-judgmental, client-focused practical and emotional support during pregnancy and early parenting

95 Hawke Street, New Brighton (entrance to the Old Central New Brighton School)

03 385 0556
022 530 2463

Mothers and Babies Service

The Princess Margaret Hospital
Private Bag 731

03 337 7708

Inpatient and outpatient service for mothers with a moderate to severe degree of mental or suspected mental illness.

Referral acceptance in second trimester for baby up to 12 months of age. Follow up to infant 12- 15 months of age.

Canterbury Plunket Postnatal Adjustment Programme

166 North Parade, Shirley, Christchurch 8061
p. 03 3651 646

Assessment, liaison and education regarding postnatal depression.

Canterbury Plunket Parent and Infant Relationship Service

5 Twigger St, Addington, Christchurch 8141
021 408 940

Mothers Supporting Mothers

Chris – 03 312 9787
Frances – 03 327 3454
Gabrielle – 027 306 9407

Support group for mothers of babies and young children, run by professionals on Friday mornings, in the Rangiora Plunket Rooms, Rangiora, plus Friday afternoons at the Kaiapoi Plunket Rooms, Kaiapoi.

Minding Mother

Minding Mother is a maternal mental health service offering women assessment of mood, appropriate interventions and support in their parenting role.
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