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Mental Health & Addictions Service


Secure Beginnings

Programme Areas

Mental health, Maternal & infant - mental health & addictions

Programme Type

Maternal mental health - community support


North Auckland, East Auckland, Central Auckland, West Auckland, South Auckland

Age Groups

Child / tamariki, Adult / pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Who can receive our service?
Secure Beginnings is suitable for any parent with infants and pre-school aged children, who may be interested in understanding and improving their relationship with their children or may be struggling with managing challenging behaviours.

Secure Beginnings will accept referrals that have been identified as appropriate by another service.

Referrals can be made to Secure Beginnings via Dayspring Trust 

Dayspring Trust
09 827 6321, Fax: 09 827 6322 or Email: info@dayspring.co.nz


Secure Beginnings is a 14 to 20 week individualised programme designed to support a parent to recognise the strengths and struggles in their attachment relationship with their infants and pre-school aged children.

After completing a comprehensive assessment, parents will be supported by a specialist in their home, using video feedback, to strengthen their ability to observe and reflect on their care-giving capacity. The programme offers parents an easy formula which they can use as a ‘map’ to recognise and respond to their child’s emotional needs. 

Secure Beginnings is a joint service between Dayspring Trust and Waitemata DHB- Mātua Tūhonongā (Infant Mental Health).

Contact Details

2 Seabrook Avenue, New Lynn, Auckland

West Auckland

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2A Seabrook Avenue, New Lynn, Auckland

West Auckland

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This page was last updated at 10:19AM on February 24, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Dayspring Trust.