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Finding Help

DeborahSue, Advisory Service Manager

There comes a time when all of us need help with our babies and if your mother has taken a trip and your best friend is out of town you need to know who best to contact. That’s why you might find this list of organisations and their contact details a valuable reference for both you and your baby.

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Finding Help: A comprehensive list of resources

The following is a complete list of resources for New Zealand mums. While Kariclub try to make sure all content in this list up to date and correct, unfortunately we can not guarantee the accuracy of the material on these sites. Users should therefore use this information with that understanding.


Accident Prevention & General Emergencies

Crisis, Abuse & Domestic Violence

Drug and Alcohol Services

Family Planning

Feeding and Nutrition Advice

General Helplines

Government Departments and Agencies

Health Services & Help lines

Local early childhood centres

Medical Associations

Multiple Births

Parenting Help lines and Support

Paediatric Allergy Associations

Play Groups

Postnatal Depression & Mental Health

Premature babies

Residential Units, Refuges & Housing

Single Parent Support

Young Parents’ Support

Other


Accident Prevention & General Emergencies

                  SERVI CE                          AREA               PHONE                     WEBSITE     &nbs p;      
Fire brigade
National
111
Police
National
111
St John Ambulance Services
National
111
New Zealand National Poisons Centre
National
0800 764 766
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Crisis, Abuse & Domestic Violence

                  SERVI CE                          AREA               PHONE               WEBSITE      
Every Child Counts
National
04 385 7560

www.everychildcounts. org.nz/index.php

Lifeline New Zealand
National
0800 543 354
Child Helpline
National
0800WHATSUP 0800 942 87 87
The Kids Help
Foundation Trust
National
09-630-4144
Skylight - support for children with grief and loss
National
0800 299 100
SHINE - Preventing Violence in the Home
National
0508 384 357
Auckland City Mission – Crisis Care
Auckland
09 379 2395
Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis /Domestic Violence Crisis Line Auckland (24hr)
Auckland
09 303 3939
 
Women's Refuge - Crisis Line    
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Drug and Alcohol Services

                  SERVI CE                          AREA               PHONE               WEBSITE      
Alcohol Drug Line  
0800 787 797
Community Alcohol and Drug Services (CADS) Auckland
Auckland
09 845 1818
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Family Planning

                  SERVI CE                          AREA               PHONE               WEBSITE      
Family Planning New Zealand
National
0800 463 654
Natural Fertility New Zealand
National
0800 178 637
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Feeding and Nutrition Advice

                  SERVI CE                          AREA               PHONE               WEBSITE      
New Zealand Lactation Consultants Association
National
0800 463 654
Crying Over Spilt Milk
National
0800 380 517
Diabetes New Zealand
National
04 499 7145
Food Standards – ANZ
National
04 978 5630
The Coeliac Society of New Zealand (Inc)
National
09 820 5157
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General Helplines

                  SERVI CE                          AREA               PHONE               WEBSITE      
Parent Help
National
0800 568 856
Plunket
National
0800 933 922
The Quit Group
National
0800 778 778
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Government Departments and Agencies

                  SERVI CE                          AREA               PHONE               WEBSITE      
Child Support
National
0800 227 774
Family Assistance
National
0800 227 774
Family and Community Services
National
04 916 3300
Department of Child Youth & Family Services
National
0508 FAMILY
New Zealand Ministry of Education
National
04 463 8000
Disability
National
04 496 2000
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Health Services & Helplines

                  SERVI CE                          AREA               PHONE               WEBSITE      
Healthline
National
0800 611 116
Mäori Health NZ
National
04 496 2000
Women's Health Action Trust
National
09 520 5295
Women's Refuge
National
04 802 5078
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Local early childhood centres

                   SERVICE                          AREA               PHONE               WEBSITE      
Early Childhood Council
National
0800 742 742
Playcentre
National
0800 227 774
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Medical Associations

                  SERVI CE                          AREA               PHONE               WEBSITE      
The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand
National
04 499 4592
The Cancer Control Council of NZ
National
 
Neurological Foundation
National
07 838 2169
Cystic Fibrosis Association of New Zealand
National
03 341 8025
New Zealand Dermatological Society of New Zealand
National
 
Epilepsy NZ
National
 
Muscular Dystrophy Association of NZ Inc
National
0800 800 337
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Multiple Births

                  SERVICE                          AREA               PHONE               WEBSITE      
New Zealand Multiple Birth Association
National
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Parenting Helplines and Support

                 SERVICE                          AREA               PHONE               WEBSITE      
Parent Help
National
0800 568 856
Jigsaw
National
Child, Youth and Family
National
0508 326 459
Child Helpline Trust
National
0800 366 694
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren - Whangamata
National
07 865 6321
Parent to Parent New Zealand Inc
National
Union of Fathers
National
0508 225 5323
Barnardos Parent Helpline
National
0800 472 7368
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Paediatric Allergy Specialists

                 SERVICE                          AREA               PHONE               WEBSITE      
Allergy New Zealand
National
0800 340 800
Coeliac New Zealand
National
09 820 5157
Dermatitis NZ
National
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Play Groups

                 SERVICE                          AREA               PHONE               WEBSITE      
Early Childhood - Ministry of Education
National
04 463 8000
Plunket - Play groups
National
0800 933 922
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Postnatal Depression & Mental Health

                  SERVICE                          AREA               PHONE               WEBSITE      
Postnatal Depression
National
Post Natal Distress Support Network Trust
Auckland
09 836 6967
Post and Ante Natal Distress Support Wellington
Wellington
04 472 3135
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Premature babies

                  SERVICE                          AREA               PHONE               WEBSITE      
HOPE - Helping Out Parents of Early arrivals
National
027 353 0010
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Residential Units, Refuges & Housing

                  SERVICE                          AREA               PHONE               WEBSITE      
Housing New Zealand
National
0800 801 601
Women’s Refuge
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Single Parent Support

                  SERVICE                          AREA               PHONE               WEBSITE      
NZ Single Parents Trust
National
0800 801 601
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Young Parents’ Support

                  SERVICE                          AREA               PHONE               WEBSITE      
Pacific Young Parents Support Service
National
03 386 2159 ext 717
ATPENZ - Association of Teen Parent Educators of NZ
National
06 377 3491
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Other

                  SERVICE                          AREA               PHONE               WEBSITE      
Kiwi Enuresis Encopresis Association
National
0800 533 269
Autism NZ Inc.
National
0800 AUTISM (288 476)
Crying Over Spilt Milk
National
0800 380 517
Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind
National
0800 243 333
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