PND Support Groups

We provide community based support groups for parents affected by perinatal depression and anxiety.

 

Support groups for Mums

Our support groups are a safe space for Mums with perinatal depression and anxiety to connect and acknowledge their struggles.

Facilitated by a Mum who has experienced PND they learn a variety of self help techniques that enable them to take back control of their lives.

Police vetted volunteers are present at group to take care of the children while the mums are in group.

Referrals are essential for these daytime groups and can be made by a medical professional, family, friend or yourself by filling in this form.

 

Support group for Dads

An informal group for Dads who are needing some extra support with their own postnatal depression and anxiety, or would like to know more about what their partners are going through.

Facilitated by a Dad who has had experience of both this is a safe place to chat, listen and connect with others without the fear of being judged.

Total confidentiality.

No formal registration needed, attend one session or every fortnight, whatever you need.

Gold coin donation to help cover costs of snacks and drink.

When:   Alternate Wednesdays (Check here for dates)

Time:    7:00pm – 9:00pm

Where: The Village Community Centre, 460 Papanui Road, Papanui (opposite KFC)

Cost:    Gold coin donation

 

Drop In Antenatal group

An informal facilitated drop in support group for parents-to-be experiencing anxiety or depression.

A safe space to discuss any fears or worries, you will get a variety of tools and techniques to help manage any anxiety or depression. With early support in place the risk of postnatal depression can be managed. We can help you arrange a support network for after the birth should it be needed.

No formal registration needed, attend one session or every fortnight, whatever you need.

When:   Alternate Wednesdays (Check here for dates)

Time:    7:00pm – 9:00pm

Where: The Village Community Centre, 460 Papanui Road, Papanui (opposite KFC)

Cost:    Gold coin donation

 

To find out more about any of our groups

Please email supportgroup@pndcanterbury.co.nz or ph 0211314352.

 

Target Audience

The target audience is parents, pregnant or with children under five, who have perinatal depression, anxiety or other related mental health illnesses.

 

Programme Goals

  • To provide a safe support group for parents with PND and related conditions.
  • To provide a sense of normality around what the parents are experiencing.
  • To help parents identify stress triggers and manage these stressors.
  • To help parents develop problem solving skills.
  • To help parents discover how to observe the needs of their young children.
  • To encourage networking with other parents who are struggling.
  • To help parents identify ways to get help in the community.

 

 

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