Due to COVID-19 100% of our services from March 30th will be delivered using Telehealth platforms, learn more about our extensive rage of digital services to support your family. We have also made access for parents easier than ever, parents can now self-refer on-line here.
Are you, or someone you know, feeling overwhelmed, worried or sad either during pregnancy or soon after the birth of a baby? If so, this could be Perinatal Mood Disorder (PMD). PMD is very common – one in five women and one in ten men experience it as new parents. However help is at hand because Karitane has a great wealth of experience helping families in this situation.
A referral to Karitane’s Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Service is the start of your journey to recovery. Here you will feel welcome, supported and able to share your feelings with our team. Our focus is working with your family to enhance relationships in a caring family environment. This generally involves working with one of our clinicians one on one, with your infant and also with your partner, as well as with our team. Our team are qualified in Perinatal Mental Health, have lots of experience and want to help families like yours.
Our interventions assist parents to understand what has contributed to their low mood or anxiety or other mental health concerns and support you to adapt to your role as a parent. For example exploring unrealistic expectations of parenthood, rigid and controlling thinking, impacts of a history of childhood trauma or grief and loss. As a parent-infant service all of our interventions keep the baby in mind and aim to strengthen your relationship with your child.