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There are a number of helpful websites available full of great information on a variety of topics including PND, depression, parenting and more. Below are some that we have found helpful!
Postnatal Distress (PND)
www.postnataldistress.co.nz – Susan Goldstiver is a registered psychotherapist, specialising in postnatal distress.
www.littleshadow.org.nz – Wellington based support group, excellent articles.
www.mothersmatter.nz – A collaboration of committed individuals, health professionals and parents who are united around the importance of postnatal care.
www.tabs.org.nz – Trauma and birth stress – PTSD after childbirth.
www.mothershelpers.co.nz – Supporting mothers under stress.
www.depression.org.nz – Depression website with John Kirwan.
www.throughblue.org.nz – A weekly Wellington based support group for discussion, support and weekly topics on depression.
www.mentalhealth.org.nz – The Mental Health Foundation website.
www.terauora.com – Maori mental health website.
www.supportingfamiliesnz.org.nz – Supporting families in mental illness, regional supports.
www.cryingoverspiltmilk.co.nz – Information on infant and child gastric reflux.
www.lalecheleague.org.nz – Mother-to-mother support, education and encouragement on breastfeeding.
www.breastmates.co.nz – Online store and resource for mothers.
www.parentscentre.org.nz – Good sections on mental health. Link to Franklin Centre for local information.
www.miscarriagesupport.org.nz – A team of volunteers who have experienced the loss of a baby and want to provide emotional support and information to women and families.
www.holisticbaby.co.nz – A resource and support network to help restore harmony and balance in life with a baby.
www.mother-well.co.nz – Holistic support centre with a focus on fertility, women and children.
www.brainwave.org.nz – Information on the importance of the first three year of life and brain development.
www.maternaljourney.co.nz – Providing first class pregnancy, birth and early parenting education and support.
www.kiwifamilies.co.nz – A guide to raising children in New Zealand. Parenting advice from other NZ parents.
www.acudoc.co.nz – Women’s health issues, fertility and maternity.
Help For Men
www.postpartum.net – Helping men beat the baby blues and overcome depression.
www.manalive.org.nz – Working with men and boys on issues that affect their lives.
www.essentiallymen.net – Support activities and services for men to break isolation and connect more fully to their identity as men.
www.panda.org.au – Produced by a self help group in Victoria, Australia with great articles.
www.raisingchildren.net.au – An Australian site with information on all aspects of parenting and children’s development, including PND.
www.beyondblue.org.au – Australian site on depression with a section on PND.
www.blackdoginstitute.org.au – Australian site on depression with a section on PND, anxiety and bipolar Disorder with very good fact sheets.
www.moodgym.anu.edu.au – Personal CBT program, need to be motivated to follow it through.
www.postpartum.net – PSI is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote awareness, prevention and treatment of mental health issues related to childbearing in every country worldwide.
www.postpartumstress.com – Diagnosis and treatment of PND and anxiety disorders.
www.zerotothree.org – US based site on the health and development of infants, toddlers and their families.
www.mind.org.uk – UK site with good information on PND with good stories from women.
www.pni.org.uk – A UK postnatal illness support site.
www.marcesociety.com – International society for the prevention and treatment of mental illness related to childbirth.