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PND Marlborough Charitable Trust, established in 2005, is a life line in the community for many women and families who are struggling with postnatal depression, motherhood and parenting issues. Having a baby is both an exciting and challenging time. Adding anxiety or depression can make it difficult to function and feel like you are a good enough parent. Both women and men can experience perinatal (during pregnancy and the year after birth) mental health issuesand these can vary in intensity and symptoms. As a mum

or dad it is easy to feel guilt and shame that can get in the way of seeking the help you need. If this is how you feel, know that you are not alone. Having perinatal anxiety or depression does not make you a ‘bad parent’. In fact, seeking help early leads to a faster recovery with less impact on you, your relationship with your baby, partner and family.

“ It was a great progress in my perception what motherhood is. After attending therapeutic support group for mothers and completing the program, I understood that actually I left there some very significant things: negative thoughts and self-assumptions; unproductive thoughts and how to deal with hard situations; my “flight mode” way of dealing with things; catastrophic visualisation; guilt about not being enough for my kids& husband; fears about being “less” than I want to be;  the need to be “achieving” something. And I took some important things with me: bond with my son; skills and knowledge to deal with low moods; ability to catch “bad” thoughts and feelings before they grow; calmness; peace of mind; a little bit of myself again and the ability to prioritize myself and my needs.” Victoria

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Thank you to our supporters and donaters
  • St.Christopher Church

  • Marlborough Convention Centre

  • Roger & Abby Abernethy from Fly Busters/Anti Ants Marlborough

  • Murray Holmes from Glenmurray Upholstery

  • Blenheim Aquatic Centre c/o Stadium 2000

  • Board Members from PND Marlborough Charitable Trust

  • Co-Ordinators & members from Stepping Stones peer group

  • Barbara Paton for The Purple Quilter

  • The Renwick Meat Market

  • Mikey & April from NZs Ninja Turtle 

  • Cute as a bug vinyl decals  - Hartley 

  • Elite Food Group 

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