PND Recovery Course

Mothers Helpers provides a 12 week Perinatal Depression/Anxiety Recovery Course…The majority of mums who have attended the course have showed remarkable improvements.  75% of mothers attending fully recover from Postnatal Depression, 100% have shown massive improvements in their depressive symptoms and continue to improve with an average of 51% improvement in Edinburgh Depression scores.  All mums who have completed the course can go on to have counselling at $10/session.

Here’s What Some of the Mums are Saying About It:

“The Mother’s Helpers PND course is amazing and invaluable for anyone

experiencing post natal distress. It provides practical and insightful content to help you discover
more about yourself and get you on the road to recovery. The caring and empathetic support I
received from the course leader and other participants was amazing!” ~ Bridget

“I found the PND Course to be very helpful.  All of the information about preventing and managing PND was in one resource.  Going through a topic each week helped me take small steps.  Talking and listening to women who also suffer from PND helped me realise I wasn’t alone.”  ~ Barbara

“A couple of weeks ago now I finished one of the PND courses at St Heliers. I just wanted to say how amazing it was! I really enjoyed the group counselling sessions, which I wasn’t so sure about at first. But it was just great knowing other mums that had gone through the same things I had. And the support was just invaluable, both from the other mums there and our counsellor. The sessions were also amazing, I learnt so much from them all and they have really helped me. I cannot highly recommend this course enough. It’s just been wonderful. I’m so happy I found Mother’s Helpers.” ~ Megan

Content of the 12 Week ‘Prevention & Recovery from Postnatal Depression’ Group

Initial Assessment (one-on-one)

1. What is Postnatal Depression & Anxiety?

2. Medication & Alternatives

3. Counselling (CBT)

4. Exercise

5. Diet

6. Risk Factors, Stressors & Triggers

7. Mindfulness, Meditation & Other Methods

8. Self-care & Self-esteem

9. Management of Long-term Depression & Preventing Relapse

10. Specific Advice for Partners

 Goal-Setting (one-on-one)

Courses are facilitated by a registered counsellor or social worker


Initial Assessment:  $20 (free for those eligible for a WINZ Subsidy)

Course including Goal-Setting:  $60 per week in group therapy (free for those with a Community Services Card) or $80 per week one-on-one/individual therapy

Next Course Start Dates:

1st Week of next school term – Book to Secure Your Place

NB:  Childcare may be made available wherever possible but please contact us with your request for childcare to attend the course you want ASAP.

Locations for Group and Individual Therapy:

Auckland (Parnell) – Friday evenings

Kaipara (Maungaturoto/Mangawhai/Kaiwaka Area) – Daytime (TBC)

Online Recovery Course (via Skype)  – Daytime (TBC)



Group therapy (including online course) Sliding Scale:

$60pw – 2 income family

$20pw – 1 income family

Free with Community Services Card

Individual therapy (also available via Skype) Sliding Scale:

$60pw – 2 income family

$40pw – 1 income family

Free with Community Services Card


We have limited spaces available so Book Now

For More Information:

What You Would Get Out of the PND Recovery Course


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With thanks to our donors, funders and sponsors for their generosity that have made these courses possible and acknowledgement and thanks to Parnell Trust for their freee venue in Auckland


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