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Mental Health & Addictions Service



Supporting and educating women with experience of depression.


Support Group for Depression

Programme Areas

Self help/ helpline, Mental health, Maternal & infant - mental health & addictions, Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Helpline / self-help - mental health, Community / social support (AOD), Coexisting problems – mental health & addictions, Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Community based support - mental health, Maternal mental health - community support



Age Groups

Adult / pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral

Referral Process

To join ThroughBlue, or to get more information please click here and fill out the form, and your email will be answered by a volunteer.


ThroughBlue is running an online support group on Zoom while we are at Alert Levels 4, 3, 2 at the moment. We welcome new members for support, care and connection during this stressful time.

Any woman in Wellington is welcome to attend our regular meetings - there is wide spectrum of experience of depression in the group - from very mild to more severe. Some people may have experienced depression in the past and come along to help manage relapses. It is a very diverse group and ranges in number from week to week - from 3 to 14 people. It is a friendly and non-threatening environment and most newcomers find it to be very welcoming and inclusive.

ThroughBlue is not affiliated with any religious organisation or church. You are welcome to participate as much as you wish in terms of talking about your experience, or to sit and observe without having to say anything, depending on what suits you. There is a structure to the meetings, with a new topic each week.


The group is facilitated by two professional counsellors.


The cost is $10 waged and $5 unwaged per meeting:

  • The donation attendees make toward the cost of our professionally run service, helps support the continuation of our service. 
  • We are grateful to those attendees who are able to contribute more that the $10 or $5 minimum. 
  • Tax receipts for donations can be provided annually on request as long as you remember to fill in your chit each week. Statement of Payment for WINZ can also be provided on request.


Mon6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Fri12:30 PM – 2:30 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).

Contact Details

Hopper Street
Te Aro
Wellington 6011

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Street Address

Hopper Street
Te Aro
Wellington 6011

Postal Address

Heidrun Lehmann
36 Raroa Terrace
Wellington 5028

This page was last updated at 5:39PM on June 14, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by ThroughBlue.