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3DHB- Specialist Maternal Mental Health Services

Mental Health & Addictions Service


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.


We cover Wellington, Porirua, Kapiti and the Hutt Valley. In the Wairarapa a member of our team works alongside GPs as well as the adult community mental health team to advise other health professionals who are caring for pregnant women or new mothers who are experiencing mental illness.


Specialist Maternal Mental Health Service

Programme Areas

Mental health, Maternal & infant - mental health & addictions

Programme Type

Maternal mental health – clinical teams


Wellington, Wairarapa, Hutt

Age Groups

Adult / pakeke

Referral Types

GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

All of our referrals should go through Te Haika - 0800 745 477, our 24/7 mental health and addictions contact centre. You can be referred to our service by your GP, lead maternity carer or other health professional.

Health professionals should refer women to us via Te Haika - 0800745 477.

We are not a crisis service. If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs urgent help, please also contact Te Haika 0800 745 477.


Our service is for women who are pregnant or have a baby under one year old (at the time of referral) who are experiencing moderate to severe mental health issues.

The maternal mental health team works with women before and after baby is born, along with their partners and whānau.

We are a team of professionals and offer a number of services, which may include:

  • specialist assessments
  • treatment and planning
  • individualised support and therapy
  • medication reviews and advice
  • mental health information
  • information about community support services.

We also work with other health care providers, e.g. your family doctor and other professionals or services that you may be receiving care from.


To find out if you are eligible for healthcare funding, please see the Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Service website.


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Wellington Anniversary (24 Jan), Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), Easter Monday (18 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct).


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Contact Details

Te Whare Tipu
21 Hania Street
Mount Victoria
Wellington 6011

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Te Whare Tipu
21 Hania Street
Mount Victoria
Wellington 6011

This page was last updated at 3:23PM on July 2, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by 3DHB- Specialist Maternal Mental Health Services.