About Dayspring Trust

Dayspring believes that we all need to have a hope for the future and a vision to inspire.

As a community organisation, we want to positively influence the pathways for women and their families/whanua. The wellbeing of the mother means families can flourish and grow and ultimately affects the health of the communities we live in.

Our Vision

To be the preferred provider of Maternal Mental Health Community Services in the Auckland Region.

Our Mission

To foster the wellbeing of both mother and child by creating opportunities that inspire women to live, love, learn and connect.

Our Values

  • Respect: Having respect for ourselves and for others.
  • Compassion: Putting compassion into action.
  • Hope: Standing together, speaking encouragement, building hope.
  • Support: Supporting those wanting change and growth.

Our History

Dayspring is a registered charitable trust governed by a Board of Trustees. Dayspring began over 40 years ago with a group of women in West Auckland who saw a need in the community that wasn’t being met.

Since those early beginnings we have been working with vulnerable families and have a long history of positive involvement with mothers and their babies who are living with post natal depression or an ongoing mental illness.

We have first hand experience on the impact their illness has on the mother/baby bonding processes, and the associated risks of attachment disorder.

Dayspring provides programmes and services that are designed to positively influence the pathways for women and their families.