Formerly Counties Manukau Health Whakatupu Ora (Infant Mental Health)
Update: Our community told us we need to make some changes. In response, we are improving the way mental health services work with you. We want to assure you we will talk with all service users and their whaanau about how changes might affect their care. If you have any questions please talk to your mental health clinician.
Whakatupu Ora is a specialist mental health service for families with a child under the age of 4.
We serve families of all cultures living in the Counties Manukau Health area.
We work alongside other mental health services, including Taunaki & Te Puawaitanga (Child and Adolescent Mental Health) and Adult Mental Health.
Who Do We See?
At Whakatupu Ora we help infants and toddlers with social, emotional or behavioural difficulties. We do this by supporting the relationship between caregivers and their child. We can help with difficulties caregivers might have in feeling close to their baby or toddler. We also help parents and pregnant women who have complicated feelings about their child. They may include anger, sadness, worries and difficulties feeling close to their baby.