Community Support Work Service
Dayspring’s Maternal Mental Health Community Support Work team consists of three registered Social Workers and one Community Support Worker. Our team all come with extensive experience of working in the mental health field.
We visit mums in their homes to support them with their mental wellbeing. We work in a holistic way and our job role varies as each client has their own unique circumstances and support needs.
We use the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale to measure and monitor where mums are at in their wellbeing.
Below are some of the supports we offer to mothers who we work with:
- Support mothers to build capacity to maintain wellness
- Support with advocacy through WINZ/Corrections/Court/health related matters
- Help with food parcels
- Finding the right support networks – referring on to appropriate agencies if needed
- Goal setting (S.M.A.R.T goals)
- Support to maintain mental wellbeing
- Referrals to counselling/Circle of Security (both offered at Dayspring)
- Work alongside other health professionals to ensure the most effective care
- Providing a safe space to unload past/current experiences
- Complete Wellness Plans which explore triggers/early warning signs and how to effectively manage them
- Complete Safety Plans if necessary
- Use of Te Whare Tapa Wha to explore overall wellbeing and where more support maybe needed
- Facilitate life skills groups for clients that are accessing our Mental Health Community Support Work services
Who can receive this service?
We accept referrals for mum’s of 0-4 year old’s who are 18 years or older and are Waitemata DHB residents (Waitakere and North Shore areas).
We accept referrals from a range of organisations and professionals, such as:
- Health Coaches/Health Improvement Practitioners
- WDHB Maternal Mental Health
- Other NGO’s
- Community Support Services
- Oranga Tamariki
We do not currently accept Self Referrals for this service.