Mental Health Foundation – Postnatal Depression

The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand is a charity that works towards creating a society free from discrimination, where all people enjoy positive mental health & wellbeing.


Information about postnatal depression on the Mental Health Foundation website


This website includes information on Postnatal Depression including links to additional support.


Information about postnatal depression on the website

Ministry of Health

You may feel down after having a baby – known as the ‘baby blues’. These feelings usually only last a day or two. If the blues don’t go away, you may be developing postnatal depression. Ask for help. Postnatal depression can be treated.


Information about postnatal depression on the Ministry of Health website

Health Navigator

This website includes resources and information regarding support services for postnatal and perinatal depression.


Information about perinatal depression on the Health Navigator website

Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Aotearoa (PADA)

PADA’s mission is to eliminate the stigma around perinatal mental health in Aotearoa New Zealand by championing awareness and facilitating best practices in perinatal mental health and wellbeing to ensure all families and whānau have equitable access to appropriate information and support.

Website includes resources, information regarding support services and research.


Information about Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Aotearoa

Ministry of Health: Healthy Beginnings

Healthy Beginnings provides guidance for district health boards, other health planners and funders and providers of perinatal and infant mental health and alcohol and other drug (AOD) services on ways to address the mental health and AOD needs of mothers and infants and their families.


Information about Healthy Beginnings on the Ministry of Health website

Infant Mental Health Association Aotearoa New Zealand (IMHAANZ)

IMHAANZ is a national charity supporting professionals in Aotearoa who work with infants and their families. It’s mission is to collaborate, educate and advocate for infant mental health in Aotearoa.


Information about Infant Mental Health Association Aotearoa New Zealand

Professional development

Intuto – Maternal Mental Health

Intuto is an online learning platform developed by Whānau Āwhina Plunket developed to support WCTO nurses in their mahi prior to undertaking the Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Health Care and while on the programme.


Accessing Intuto:

Please contact your WCTO Team leader/Manager to access the registration link and information to access Intuto.


Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Aotearoa (PADA)

PADA has a wide range of resources available to help you in your work within the community of families in the perinatal period. These are available for download and print either our complete set, or individually.


Information about Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Aotearoa (PADA)

Health Navigator: Perinatal depression

Perinatal depression or anxiety is moderate to severe depression or anxiety experienced during pregnancy or within the first year or so after childbirth. It is more common than most people realise. With treatment and support, you can make a full recovery.


Information about perinatal depression