Seeking an extraordinary facilitator

Support Group Facilitator

Supporting Canterbury parents with postnatal depression and anxiety


  • Are you passionate about mental health?
  • Are you passionate about removing the stigma from mental health?
  • Do you believe that happy healthy parents lead to happy healthy children?


About Us

The Postnatal Depression Family/Whanau NZ Trust was established in 2007 by a group of medical professionals and consumers who were passionate about postnatal depression and perinatal distress.

We operate under the name of PND Canterbury (Postnatal Depression Canterbury) and are currently based in Spreydon, Christchurch.

We are a registered not-for-profit charity and are governed by a Board of Trustees who volunteer their time.

We offer support for parents who suffer from postnatal depression, anxiety and other related illnesses in the form of a support group, playgroup and online groups.


The Role

The Support Group Facilitator is the linchpin of PND Canterbury. You will perform initial home visits, then lead parents through their postnatal depression recovery journey by facilitating a support group of up to 12 people during term time. You will have a willingness to promote PND Canterbury and be an advocate for PND education and support within the public and medical communities. Medication and diagnosis information is not part of this position.

  • Personal experience with postnatal depression / perinatal mental health is desirable.
  • Previous community support or counselling experience is essential.

This role is part-time (20hrs/week) and is currently funded for $26,000pa ($25/hr).


The Location

Our support group and playgroup are based in Spreydon but you will be performing home visits across Christchurch.

You will be able to do the administration side of the role from your own home and will get paid mileage for using your own vehicle.


Why Should You Apply?

You want to make a difference to people’s lives and help remove the stigma of mental health issues.

  • Flexible term time hours
  • Opportunity to educate people about mental health issues
  • Working with a great team of volunteers



Please email your CV and cover letter to

A full job description can be found here.

For more information or if you have any questions please contact Erin Manning on the above email or on 021689817.

Applications close 13th May 2018.

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