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Perinatal Mental Health Services or Supports

Name Mothers and Babies Service

Service Details:

The Princess Margaret Hospital
Private Bag 731
Christchurch
Tel: 03 337 7708

Staffing:

Two multidisciplinary mental health professional teams (inpatient and outpatient) including: Psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, psychologist, social worker, infant specialist, Karitane nurse, psychotherapist and dietician.

Service Focus:

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 to12 months of age.
Follow up to infant 12- 15 months of age.

Types of Service:

Assessment and comprehensive range of treatments offered. Also offers education, liaison and support, teleconferencing and visits to all South Island District Health Boards.

Referral Process:

Referrals are accepted via: Outpatients, primary care mental health – GP where possible. Christchurch Women’s Hospital. Some Plunket referrals via Postnatal Adjustment Programme.

Comments:

Demand on the outpatient service is beyond the staffing capacity hence significant waiting list

 

Name:

Plunket Postnatal Adjustment Programme

Service Details:

PO Box 13-403
Christchurch
Tel: 03 365 1646
mailto:maria.vanderplas@plunket.org.nz

Service Focus:

Assessment, liaison and education regarding postnatal depression.

 

Name

Mothers Supporting Mothers

Contact Details:

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

Service Focus:

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.

 

Name

PND Canterbury Support Group

Contact Details:

Sonya Watson
http://pndcanterbury.co.nz/
phone: 021 131 4352
email: supportgroup@pndcanterbury.co.nz

Service Focus:

Community support groups run by the PND Family/Whanau NZ Trust for mothers and primary caregivers suffering from PND and associated anxiety disorders.    

Staffing: Group Facilitator: Sonya Watson
Childcare/Volunteeer Facilitator
A pool of volunteers that give their time to group each week.
Comment: Two groups in Christchurch City, run during the school term.  Numbers are limited and there may be a short waiting list.

 

Residential

Name:

Cholmondeley Childrens Home

Service Details:

6 Merlincote Crescent
Governors Bay
Christchurch
Tel: 03 329 9832

Service Focus:

Short term residential respite care for children aged 3 to 12 years. Support and education for parents.

 

Name:

Holly House

Service Details:

PO Box 13171
Christchurch
Tel: 03 355 3361

Service Focus:

Supported accommodation for young mothers and young mothers-to-be aged between 15-25 years. Staffed 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

 

Name:

Home and Family

Service Details:

PO Box 287
Christchurch
Tel: 03 379 5645

Service Focus:

Supported accommodation for women with children. Access to counselling, groups and courses. Age range 14 years and over.

Long Term Programmes

 

Name:

Early Start

Service Details:

PO Box 22146
Christchurch
Tel: 03 365 9087

Service Focus:

For families with newborn babies, where social and family circumstances indicate free long term and home based service would be of assistance.

 

Name:

Family Help Trust

Service Details:

154 Carlyle Street
Sydenham
Christchurch
Tel: 03 365 9912

Service Focus:

An early intervention service, long term and family based for families with multiple problems.

Parenting Courses

Name:

Barnardos New Zealand

Service Details:

PO Box 13-440
Christchurch
Tel: 03 365 3923
mailto:www.barnadoes.org.nz

Service Focus:

Support for families under stress. Supervised children’s access, parent education programmes. Childcare programmes.

 

Name:

Catholic Social Services: Child and Family Support Services

Service Details:

PO Box 4237
Christchurch
Tel: 03 379 0012
mailto:www.cathsocservs.nzl.org

Service Focus:

Counselling, group courses, practical needs assistance

 

Name:

Methodist Mission

Service Details:

PO Box 1449
Christchurch
Tel: 03 366 8839
mailto:www.mmsi.org.nz

Service Focus:

Childwise / Parentwise/ Parentworks courses, social work support and child counselling

 

Name:

Presbyterian Support

Service Details:

PO Box 13 171
Christchurch
Tel: 03 363 8206
hilary@psusi.org.nz

Service Focus:

Individual, group, family counselling. Social work services.

Educational

 

Name:

Kimihia Early Learning Centre

Service Details:

521 Ferry Road
PO Box 24-034
Christchurch
Tel: 03 3891800

Service Focus:

To provide secondary education to young women who are pregnant and/or primary caregivers. Also educates and cares for the children of these students.

 

Name:

Mental Health Resource Centre

Service Details:

221 Gloucester Street, PO Box 13 167
Christchurch
Tel: 03 365 5344
mherc@xtra.co.nz

Service Focus:

Free mental health library for South Islanders. Wide range of material, free postal service.

 

Name:

PAFT

Service Details:

PO Box 13417
Armagh Street
Christchurch
Tel: 03 344 5662

Service Focus:

Free, practical education and support for families with children from conception to three years. The baby needs to be enrolled before it is four months old.

 

Name:

Waipuna Youth and Community Trust

Service Details:

349 Woodham Road, PO Box 24127
Christchurch
Tel: 03 386 2159
tracey@waipunatrust.org.nz

Service Focus:

Young persons support service providing information, advocacy, group work. Referral required.

 

Name:

Natural Winding

Service Details:

PO Box 35081
Christchurch 8640
Tel: 021 185 4352
Philippa@naturalwinding.com
http://www.naturalwinding.co.nz/

Service Focus: Support for parents of newborns with digestive issues.  Includes free phone call, Skype sessions, in-house and coffee group consultations.  Fees apply.

Community Agencies and Resources

Name:

Comcare Trust

Service Details:

PO Box 22004
Christchurch
Tel: 03 377 7020
mailto:enquires@comcare.org.nz

Service Focus:

Offering housing, community support, community integration, job connect, active links. On-line service;a telephone peer support service operated by mental health consumers.

 

Name:

Richmond Fellowship

Service Details:

PO Box 27060
Christchurch
Tel: 03 374 9847
mailto:southernadmin@richmond.org.nz

Service Focus:

Community support, adventure based learning and employment support.

 

Name:

Stepping Stone Trust

Service Details:

PO Box 12 219
Christchurch
Tel: 03 337 6644
mailto:stepstone@xtra.co.nz

Service Focus:

Christian based psychiatric residential service. Community support workers and respite care.

 

 

Name

Suppporting Families in Mental Illness

Service details

Fieldworkers , phone 03 366 9284,
Level 3, 199 Armagh Street,
PO Box 22098, Christchurch.

sfpb@xtra.co.nz

Service focus

Community support for family/whanau affected by mental illness.

Cultural Support

Name:

Waipuna Youth and Community Trust

Service Details:

349 Woodham Road, PO Box 24127
Christchurch
Tel: 03 386 2159
vicki.admin@waipunatrust.org.nz

Service Focus:

Young persons support service providing information, advocacy, group work. Pacific Youth Parents Support Service. Waipuna Early Childhood Centre. Referral required

Name:

He Waka Tapu

Service Details:

PO Box 15037
Christchurch
Tel: 03 373 8150
mailto:admin@hewakatapu.org.nz

Service Focus:

Assessments, counselling, health education in the field of family violence, parenting, drug and alcohol and women’s health.

 

Name:

Refugee and Migrant Centre

Service Details:

PO Box 13 839
Christchurch
Tel: 03 372 9310
mailto:chchrmc@xtra.co.nz

Service Focus:

Advice, advocacy, support and referral for refugees and migrants.

 

Name:

Waipuna

Service Details:

PO Box 35 133
Christchurch
Tel: 03 386 2159
mailto:tracey@waipunatrust.org.nz

Service Focus:

Support, information, advocacy, alcohol and drug assessments, group work for adolescents. Referral required.

Counselling

Name:

Home and Family Counselling and Education Centre

Service Details:

221 Manchester Street, PO Box 287
Christchurch
Tel: 03 379 5654
http://www%2Einfo@homeandfamily.net.nz/

Service Focus:

Professional and confidential counselling service for families, children, individuals and couples by affordable donations.

 

 

Fathers

Name:

Father and Child Trust

Service Details:

1/369 Hereford Street, PO Box 26040
Christchurch
Tel: 03 982 2440
mailto:enquiries@fatherandchild.net.nz

Service Focus:

Drop in programmes for teen fathers and new fathers.

Relationships

Name:

Family Court Counselling

Service Focus:

Service Details:

Professional counselling for married and de facto couplesCourt funded six free counselling sessions.

Ph 962 4317

 

Name:

Relationship Services

Service Details:

Level 5, 249 Manchester Street, PO Box 1018
Christchurch
Tel: 03 366 8804
Christchurch@relate.org.nz

Service Focus:

Building successful relationships between partners, families, workplace and community.

 

Name:

Aviva (Formally Women’s Refuge)

Service Details:

PO Box 32034
Christchurch
Tel: 03 378 3846, Support Line: 0800 2848 2669
enquiries@avivafamilies.org.nz

Service Focus:

Early intervention family violence services.  Education, support and advocacy for women, children and men. 24 hour support and information phone line.

 

Name:

Open Home Foundation

Service Details:

Level 2, 160 Machester Street, PO Box 13 0074
Christchurch
Tel: 03 366 5977

ohf@chf.org.nz

Service Focus:

Christian child and family support service providing foster care and social work support.

 


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