Welcome to the Postnatal Depression
Family/Whanau NZ Trust

Our Mission

To support the wellness of mothers and their families who are suffering from postnatal depression (PND) and other related mental illnesses.

Our Purpose

  • To raise awareness and improve identification of women and their whanau who are suffering from depression, anxiety, adjustment difficulties and psychotic disorders during pregnancy and in the first years after childbirth.
  • To provide support and assistance to those women and their whanau.
  • To foster and encourage the development of support networks for the benefit of those women and their whanau.
  • To support preventative initiatives aimed at reducing the risk of women becoming mentally unwell during pregnancy or in the first years after child birth.
  • To support development and provision of education to New Zealanders regarding prenatal adjustment, perinatal psychiatric disorders and the needs of parents with a psychiatric illness who have one or more preschool children.
  • To support development and provision of education to New Zealanders regarding infant mental health and the needs of pre-school children who have a parent with a psychiatric illness.
  • To support research into psychiatric disorders occurring during pregnancy or affecting parents with one or more pre-school children.
  • To lobby the government to improve psychiatric services for parents and their families who are affected by psychiatric disorders and who have one or more pre-school children.