Perinatal depression and anxiety affects
1 in 4 mothers and 1 in 10 fathers
across postcode, across ethnicity, across household income
Perinatal Wellbeing Canterbury,
a community based not-for-profit organisation dedicated to:
Perinatal Wellbeing Canterbury offer a valuable resource to our māmā and their whanau, and any funding would be a valuable investment in the health of our population. We value working with this NGO and know that any additional funding they can receive will be used wisely in the support of our vulnerable māmās so they can care for their pēpi.
Our biggest struggle with community services is long wait-lists, meaning that when women are in crisis they are not able to access support, generally the waitlist is for 3-6 months. Perinatal Wellbeing however are one service we know will make contact in a very timely manner.
Alongside breastfeeding support, it has emerged throughout this time the need to provide maternal emotional and mental wellbeing. Often mental wellbeing can impact and further challenge breastfeeding. Therefore, the collaboration of our feeding service alongside the services provided by Perinatal Wellbeing Canterbury has been fundamental to our success.
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