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Mental Health & Addictions Service



Supporting and educating women with experience of depression.


Support Group for Depression

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whanau support



Age Groups


Referral Types

Self referral

Referral Process

To join ThroughBlue, or to get more information please click here and fill out the form, and your email will be answered by a volunteer.


Any woman in Wellington is welcome to attend our regular meetings - there is wide spectrum of experience of depression in the group - from very mild to more severe. Some people may have experienced depression in the past and come along to help manage relapses. It is a very diverse group and ranges in number from week to week - from 3 to 14 people. It is a friendly and non-threatening environment and most newcomers find it to be very welcoming and inclusive.

ThroughBlue is not affiliated with any religious organisation or church. You are welcome to participate as much as you wish in terms of talking about your experience, or to sit and observe without having to say anything, depending on what suits you. There is a structure to the meetings, with a new topic each week.


Mon6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Fri12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.


The cost is $10 waged and $5 unwaged per meeting:

  • The donation attendees make toward the cost of our professionally run service, helps support the continuation of our service. 
  • We are grateful to those attendees who are able to contribute more that the $10 or $5 minimum. 
  • Tax receipts for donations can be provided annually on request as long as you remember to fill in your chit each week. Statement of Payment for WINZ can also be provided on request.


The group is facilitated by two professional counsellors.

Contact Details

Hopper Street
Te Aro
Wellington 6011

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Street Address

Hopper Street
Te Aro
Wellington 6011

Postal Address

Katie Chalmers
11A Washington Ave

This page was last updated at 11:02AM on March 19, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by ThroughBlue.