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Waikato Family Centre

Community Health Service

Today

8:30 AM to 3:00 PM.

Description

All of the services provided by the Waikato Family Centre are free and available to any family / whānau who are struggling with concerns they have relating to their babies and under two-year-olds.  Our services are free of charge for everyone in the community and the greater Waikato including Thames, Tokoroa, Tauranga, Huntly and Raglan.

Referrals come from Mothercraft, Plunket, GPs, Midwives, Maternal Mental Health, Paediatrics and self-referrals, making it easy for families to access our service.

Our centre provides up to an hour consultations or families can spend the day with us to assess and support with their concerns.

Support Consultations
Our experienced Registered Nurses provide guidance, advice and support on a number of parenting concerns, including:

  • An unsettled baby
  • Dairy intolerances
  • Breastfeeding
  • Bottle feeding and introduction to bottle
  • Allergies
  • Adjustment to motherhood
  • Parenting skills
  • Postnatal anxiety and depression
  • Reflux
  • Slow or low weight gains
  • Sleep concerns
  • Toddler behaviour and its many challenges
  • Any other areas of concern

We provide day-to-day support for Mums and Dads within the Centre by providing an invaluable 6 week group course facilitated by our Registered Nurse and coached in (ACT) acceptance and commitment therapy, a mindfulness based cognitive behaviour therapy giving women the tools to be able to assist in their recovery.

We provide young parent evenings where education and support are given by our Health Professionals with guest speakers who provide relevant information to support our young parents with parenting skills e.g. CPR, Family Planning, Family Violence, the Role of the Dad, Brain Development and Baby Massage.

Our centre offers valuable group sessions such as pelvic floor classes coached by a physio with a specialty in assisting women in the recovery of their pelvic floor, Pilates, yoga and sound bowl classes are also offered by Health Professionals.  

Staff

Our dedicated, passionate Health Professionals consist of a Nurse Manager, Officer Administrator, Registered Nurses, Karitane Nurses and Volunteers.

Ages

Child / Tamariki

How do I access this service?

Contact us

Families can self-refer by phoning or emailing us. Referrals also come from Mothercraft, Plunket, GPs, Midwives, NICU, Perinatal Mental Health and Paediatrics, making our service easily accessible. 

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Charges

The Waikato Family centre is a FREE service.

We are a Charitable Trust so donations are always gratefully received.

Hours

8:30 AM to 3:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (24 Oct), Auckland Anniversary (30 Jan), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr), Easter Monday (10 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (5 Jun), Matariki (14 Jul).

Languages Spoken

English

Services Provided

Family / whānau

  • Parenting education
  • Postnatal support
  • Respite
  • Support

Perinatal and Depression group therapy

Any concerns that parents are struggling with concerning their babies and under 2-year-olds

Young Parent Support / Education groups

Women's wellbeing groups such as Pilates,…

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Information & support

Mother and child / Māmā and pēpi

  • Breast feeding
  • Parenting education
  • Postnatal support
  • Young mums

Pregnancy and parenting

Wellness / healthy lifestyle

  • Mindfulness and mental wellbeing

Perinatal Mental Health group therapy 

Wheelchair Access

Yes

Travel Directions

4 Radnor Street, Hamilton (just up from Waterford Birth Centre).

Parking

Some roadside parking and limited amount of parking on site

Region

Waikato

Contact Details

8:30 AM to 3:00 PM.

4 Radnor Street
Hamilton Central
Hamilton
Waikato 3204

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Street Address

4 Radnor Street
Hamilton Central
Hamilton
Waikato 3204

This page was last updated at 3:40PM on January 25, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Waikato Family Centre.