IT'S GOOD TO REACH OUT

Here are just a few of the organisations in our region and across the country that are willing and able to assist you in your journey. 

Multiples NZ

Multiples Canterbury is affiliated to Multiples New Zealand, as are other clubs around the country. The website contains heaps of useful information about your parenting journey, support services and assistance, as well as fantastic discounts for major retailers. You can also visit the Multiples NZ Facebook page.

Bellyful

Bellyful provides meals for families with newborn babies and families with young children who are struggling with illness. Families can request help directly, or be referred by a friend or service provider. In the Upper South Island, Bellyful currently has branches in Nelson, Christchurch, Selwyn, Waimakiriri, and Geraldine

Birthright

Birthright specialises in working with families led by one person. Their goal is nurtured, resilient, inspired children and families. Free call 0800 457 146 or visit the Birthright Canterbury Facebook page.

Canterbury Breastfeeding Advocacy Service

Canterbury Breastfeeding Advocacy is about helping to remove the barriers to breastfeeding that women may experience. Heaps of information to assist you with feeding choices, peer counselling groups, and a supportive group for when breastfeeding doesn't work out.

Neonatal Trust

The Neonatal Trust provides support to families of premature or sick full term babies as they make their journey through neonatal care, the transition home, and onwards. 

PND Canterbury

PND Canterbury supports the wellness of mothers and their families who are suffering from postnatal depression (PND) and other related mental illnesses. They run support groups for both mums and dads, as well as a playgroup. You can also contact them via the PND Canterbury Facebook page.

Pregnancy Help

Pregnancy Help aims to provide free and client focused practical assistance, information and advice during pregnancy and early childhood. Their services include providing essential equipment and clothing for babies, and a cloth nappy bank. Visit the Pregnancy Help Canterbury Facebook page.

SANDS

SANDS supports parents and families who have experienced the death of a baby at any stage during pregnancy, as a baby or infant. They also have a number of support groups on Facebook.