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Mental Health & Addictions Service, Kaupapa Māori

Programmes

Ngaa Kupenga Aroha Mothers, Babies and Their Families Services

Programme Areas

Mental health, Maternal & infant - mental health & addictions, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Kaupapa Māori - mental health, Maternal mental health – clinical teams, Maternal mental health - community support

Regions

Waikato

Age Groups

Youth / rangatahi, Adult / pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Anybody can make a referral. Referrals should be made to Ngaa Ringa Awhina's Single Point of Entry Service. For more information, click here or call (07) 839 5146.

This service is provided to areas within a half-hour drive from Hamilton Central.

Description

We provide specialist maternal mental health services to mothers who experience moderate to severe mental health problems during their pregnancy and following birth (postnatal period). Partners, friends and whānau/family are also supported at this time.

We offer a variety of types of care in response to the mother's and baby's needs, providing psychological, psychiatric and one-to-one case management to support their mental health recovery.

  • Your team will work closely with you, your whānau/family and those people you have involved in your care, such as Midwives, General Practitioners (GP) and Obstetric teams
  • We work to support you to recover from mental illness and develop tools and skills to maintain wellness
  • We provide awhi and support to help you learn ways to cope during adjustment to motherhood and bonding with your baby
  • We'll also connect you, your whānau/family and supports/friends with other community services, as appropriate
  • And we'll work to meet your specific cultural needs, taking the time to listen and get to know you
  • There is no cost to our service and we offer support through pregnancy and up to one year after baby is born.

Contact Details

195 Collingwood Street
Hamilton Lake
Hamilton
Waikato 3204

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Street Address

195 Collingwood Street
Hamilton Lake
Hamilton
Waikato 3204

Postal Address

PO Box 1283
Hamilton 3240

This page was last updated at 5:15PM on October 20, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Hauora Waikato.