Mother and Pepi

Support Services for Mothers and their Pepi

The support service for mothers and their pepi targets those mothers who have no support network of their open (such as partner, family, etc). This service has a particular emphasis on Maori woman with babies aged between zero and two years old and their whanau.


How can we help?

We offer telephone support, home visits, as well as a range of educational  programmes for small    groups and individuals. We will link you with information and resources within the community and because our service is personalised, we will talk with you and identify ways that best support you and pepi. 

The most beautiful necklace a mother can wear is not gold or gems, but her child’s arms around her neck.
— Author unknown

Tips for Parents in Times of Need


  • Remember the importance of routines, especially during times of crisis.
  • Keep regular mealtimes and bedtimes.
  • Spend quality time with your child/children
  • What children most need to hear is that the adults around them take care of and protect them

Give pepi the best start in life

Taking care of yourself as a mother 

We will support, advise and encourage you as a mother covering... 

  • Self-awareness
  • Relationships with others
  • Personal care
  • Nutrition
  • Sexual health
  • Stress management
  • Building confidence
  • Drug and alcohol awareness
  • Exercise during pregnancy

For more information or to contact us about how we can assist you to give pepi the best start in life, please click here.

Baby Care

We will support, advise and encourage you as a mother covering... 

  • Bonding and attachment
  • Bathing
  • Sleeping
  • Breast feeding
  • Immunization awareness
  • Safe environment
  • Child development
  • Nutrition for baby
  • S.I.Ds support


Referrals to Mother and Pepi Support Services can also be made on-line: please click here to submit a request for referral to our service