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Erin and her team at Perinatal Wellbeing Canterbury (PWC) have had a busy couple of years since winning our Women’s Fund award in 2020. Our grant allowed PWC to set up a new peer support programme to help whanau in Canterbury who are dealing with a decline in mental wellbeing following childbirth. Through their friendly meetups like coffee groups or playgroups, they reach those who are struggling and might not make it to more formal therapy. The supporters teach parents how to connect with their children and to get through the tough times.

“These groups have shown me that I am not alone and that there are more people than I could have realized that are willing to share their time and experiences to help me and others crawl our way out of despair.” – Mother of one

With so much going on in the world many new mothers feel overwhelmed. If you or anyone else needs someone to listen who is not on a time limit and who has no judgement, check them out here:

Our Kate Sheppard Women’s Fund is based on principles of a Giving Circle; meaning we bring our members together who donate, support, attend our events or provide professional help. Through this collective work we can continue to support organisations like PWC whose mahi shines brightly in greater Ōtautahi Christchurch.

Learn more about becoming a member here: