Fact Sheets & Research

New Zealand Websites

www.depression.org.nz
Depression website with John Kirwan

http://www.mentalhealth.org.nz
Mental Health Foundation website

http://fatherandchild.org.nz/
Auckland, Wellington Christchurch based support for Fathers

http://mothershelpers.co.nz
Providing support for mothers with ante-natal and postnatal anxiety and depression.  Also provide Perinatal Depression Recovery course.

http://learnonline.health.nz
Perinatal mental health education video for health professionals, featuring real women and whānau speaking about their experiences and what helped.  Register online to create your own Login.

skylight.org.nz
National trust supporting children, young people, and whanau to navigate through times of trauma

http://raisingchildren.org.nz
An excellent New Zealand site with information on all aspects of parenting and children’s development. Has a section on PND.

http://www.wairua.com/
Ruth DeSouza’s site,especially strong on ethnicity issues.

http://www.parentscentre.org.nz/
Good sections on mental health

http://www.healthnavigator.org.nz/
Health Information for New Zealanders

www.webhealth.co.nz
Regional based health & social service organisations

www.matatini.co.nz
Maori mental health website

www.psychiatry.net.nz
Summary of articles in psychiatric journals

www.pnd.org.nz
Wellington based support group, excellent articles

www.supportingfamiliesnz.org.nz
Supporting families in Mental Illness, regional supports

www.postnataldistress.org.nz
Auckland based support website and groups

www.tabs.org.nz
Trauma and birth stress-PTSD after childbirth

www.naturalwinding.co.nz
Help parents prevent and remedy digestive issues for newborns, Canterbury regional support

www.flourishingfamilies.net
(Previously Post Natal Therapy Service) is a privately owned agency, providing services under contract to Lakes District Health Board.  Services free of charge to families who live in the Rotorua region.

www.parentingresource.nz
Designed for use by workers supporting families with young children

 

International websites

http://www.raisingchildren.net.au/
An excellent Australian site with information on all aspects of parenting and children’s development. Has a section on PND.

http://www.beyondblue.org.au/
Australian site on depression with a section on PND

http://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/
Australian site on depression with a section on PND, anxiety and bipolar Disorder with very good fact sheets

www.DepNet.com.au
Australian site with general information about depression

www.moodgym.anu.edu.au
Personal CBT program, need to be motivated to follow it through

http://www.panda.org.au/
Produced by a self help group in Victoria, Australia with some very good articles.

http://www.marcesociety.com/
The Marcé Society is an international society for the understanding, prevention and treatment of Mental illness related to child bearing There is an Australasian branch.

http://www.motherisk.org/
A Canadian site with information about the safety or risks of drugs, medications, chemicals and disease on pregnancy and during breastfeeding

https://www.positivehealthwellness.com
Information to help people live a more positive, healthier and happier life.

http://www.zerotothree.org/
US based site on the Health and development of infants, toddlers and their families.

http://www.rehab4alcoholism.com
Rehab 4 Alcoholism
offers a free helpline and intervention service for people suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. Tel: 0345 222 3509

http://www.mind.org.uk/
UK site with good information on PND with good stories from women

http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/
Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK site on mental health information

http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/
UK based site

http://www.healthline.com/health/bipolar-disorder
US based site providing comprehensive overview of bipolar disorder for individuals and/or their loved ones.

http://www.fathersreachingout.com
A US support group/network for men whose wives or partners are suffering from post natal depression.

http://mothertobaby.org
A service of the non-profit Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS).  Evidence-based information on the safety of medications and other exposures during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Information service is available to mothers, healthcare professionals, and the general public.

http://www.infantrisk.com
Promoting research, education and public service pertaining to medication safety for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

http://www.medicinesinpregnancy.org
UKTIS is a not-for-profit organisation funded by Public Health England on behalf of the UK Health Departments.  Providing scientific information to health care providers since 1983 on the effects that use of medicines, recreational drugs and chemicals during pregnancy may have on the unborn baby.

 

 

 

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