WELCOME TO THE NEW ZEALAND RESOURCE PAGE FOR PSI. We are glad you found us. This page lists the PSI Support Coordinators and other area resources such as groups, telephone support, and reliable services that are available for no charge. We also list local events, trainings, and volunteer opportunities.
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR PSI COORDINATOR: PSI Coordinators are volunteers who offer caring and informed support and resources to moms and their families. They also provide information and resources for area providers who are caring for pregnant and postpartum families. Please don’t hesitate to contact us; we want to hear from you.
PSI SUPPORT COORDINATORS
NEW ZEALAND COORDINATOR: RUTH DE SOUZA
Centre for Asian and Migrant Health Reasearch National Institute
for Public Health and Mental Health Research
Auckland University of Technology
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1020, Aotearoa
Telephone: 64 (09) 921-9999 ext. 7770
NEW ZEALAND EMERGENCY RESOURCE GUIDE
In an emergency: PSI is a volunteer organization devoted to providing social support and resources to women and their families. We will return your call or email as quickly as we can, but we can not provide an immediate response in an emergency. If you do need immediate assistance, please use one of the following resources now:
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR PSI COORDINATOR
The following groups offer support at no charge for women who are at risk of or are experiencing distress such as isolation, depression, anxiety, fearful thoughts, insomnia, trauma, and other difficulties during pregnancy or postpartum. Support groups provide a safe and caring place for connection and recovery. Please call or email for more information.
Post & Ante-Natal Distress Support Group (Wellington)
Telephone support line: 04 472 3135 Available 7 days, 9am - 9pm.
Trained volunteers offer clients free and confidential support. Initial calls are answered via a message service that will relay your contact details to the Coordinator.firstname.lastname@example.org
PO Box 57 198, Mana, Porirua 5247, New Zealand.
Mothers Matter - Postnatal Depression
Set up as a Charitable Trust in 2006 to improve awareness and understanding of postnatal depression (PND) and related mental illnesses in pregnancy and after childbirth. Members of the Trust include women who have experienced PND, family members, health professionals, and other interested people. Our hope is that women in the community and their families/whanau will feel less isolated and be more able to access help by using this information.
Post Natal Psychosis Support Group
Support and information to women suffering from Post Natal Psychosis either during pregnancy or after birth of their baby.
Telephone: 027 930 0327
TABS - the Trauma and Birth Stress Support Group
Support to women and their families who have been through traumatic pregnancy or birth experiences.
Please contact the PSI Office if you would like to list a support group here.
EDUCATION & EVENTS
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Please contact the PSI Office if you would like to list an event here.
UPDATES: If you are aware of a perinatal resource for families that is not listed here, if a current listing needs updating, or if you would like to apply to be listed here, please contact us.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: If you are interested in volunteering, please contact PSI Program Director Wendy Davis with any questions.