Well Women Franklin is an organisation set up to assist women who are experiencing or who are at risk of experiencing Ante and Post Natal Depression and/or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after childbirth. We also offer help to women who may suffer from other mental health disorders that may be exacerbated by pregnancy or motherhood, for example anxiety disorders
Well Women is a peer support group who meet weekly in a central Pukekohe venue. Our trained facilitators meet with the mothers. The group offers a safe environment for mothers to be with other mothers who may be experiencing similar feelings. There is no obligation to join in with the conversation or attend every week. It is entirely up to the mother how much they share or attend. Often being with other mothers who are experiencing similar feelings is a huge relieve to mothers who may not have been able to discuss their feelings with anybody else.
Free child care is also provided by two lovely mothers who volunteer their time to provide a safe, enjoyable time for children who come along with their mothers.
You do not need a referral from your doctor or health professional to attend Well Women. We do however encourage women to visit their GP or health provider for a medical check up if you think you may be experiencing PND or anxiety.
You can contact Well Women Franklin via phone, email or website and someone will contact you to talk more about our group and how we can assist you.
In certain circumstances we can provide free telephone support to mothers who may benefit from this support. Jane Fausett is our telephone support person.
Please call us : 021 1588 124
ALL OUR SERVICES ARE FREE OF CHARGE.