PND Canterbury

Community Organisation

PND Canterbury
PND Playgroup
Neave Room
50 Lincoln Road
Spreydon
796 days ago

Postnatal Depression Canterbury

Erin Manning from PND Canterbury

PND Canterbury provides community based support for the 1 in 4 mothers and the 1 in 10 fathers affected by perinatal mental illness. We are funded entirely by grants and donations and rely on volunteers to do all our administration and help our one paid facilitator (20hrs/wk) run the support and … View morePND Canterbury provides community based support for the 1 in 4 mothers and the 1 in 10 fathers affected by perinatal mental illness. We are funded entirely by grants and donations and rely on volunteers to do all our administration and help our one paid facilitator (20hrs/wk) run the support and play groups.

We currently have groups running for Mums, for Dads and a playgroup for parents with postnatal depression and anxiety. We are getting more and more referrals for people with antenatal anxiety and would love to set up a support group specifically for them.

As we are limited by the venue availability we have a waiting list and could right now be running at least 2 more groups for mothers with PND and an antenatal support group.

We are hoping to lease a venue so we can hold more weekly support groups, including an art therapy mindfulness session, and provide a drop in service. We would also be able to hold educational sessions for families and medical professionals on how to spot and treat perinatal mental health illness.

The current funded support programmes in Canterbury only take mothers with children under 1 and only the sickest of mothers. There are long waiting lists and PND is often not diagnosed until the child is nearly one, meaning mothers miss out on any support. There are no support groups for pregnant women and their partners. PND Canterbury provides support for parents with children up to 5 years old.

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1097 days ago

Seeking an extraordinary facilitator

Erin Manning from PND Canterbury

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?
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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

Interested?
Please email your CV and cover letter to secretary@pndcanterbury.co.nz.

A full job description can be found here docs.google.com...

For more information or if you have any questions please contact the secretary on the above email or on 021689817.
Applications close 13th May 2018.

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