Supporting Parents Healthy Children

The SPHC Coordinator will work across the Southern DHB area assisting all mental health and addiction services, adult and children services from the secondary and primary (community) sectors that engage with family/whānau to meet the guidelines.

The focus and priorities are the needs pf the children of parents with mental health and/or addiction issues.

The aim of the role is to support and promote positive family relationships and the social and emotional development of all children.

The coordinator will also assist to strengthen family/whānau centered "best practice" at the personal, service practice and organisational levels.

This will include identifying and supporting the professional development of the workforce to recognise and respond to the needs of the children and their family/whānau.

The SPHC Coordinator will also assist the MHAID Service and the Supporting Parents Healthy Children Advisory and Working Group.


If you would like to find out more get in touch.


The wellbeing of children is everyone's responsibility


SPHC National Guidelines  -  PDF 


- SPHC Quarterly Newsletters -

Winter 2020

Autumn 2020

Spring 2019

Winter 2019

Autumn 2019

Summer 2019

PDF Version Winter 2018  - Online Flipbook

  Spring 2018




SPHC Yellow front



 Werry Workforce

Parenting with Mental Illness -
Pregnancy and early parenthood
 Werry Workforce

Grief and Loss
 Werry Workforce
My Mum has Schizophrenia
My Mum has Depression
My Dad has Schizophrenia
My Dad has Depression

Grief and Loss
 Werry Workforce

Bipolar Resource

 If you would like copies of any of these resources please contact us


Mindfulness Cards - available from     PDF Version


Positive Affirmation Cards (New) - This is a good PDF file to have saved on your phone or a tablet

Positive Affirmation Cards - A4 PDF to print out

  Positive affirmation A4

Self Care Cards (New) - This is a good PDF file to have saved on your phone or a tablet

Self Care Cards - A4 PDF to print out

Self care A4

If you would like to make a flipchart like the one below click on the picture for a link to a printout and instructions

self care flipchart

Useful website links:

Supporting Parents Healthy Children

Werry Centre

COPMI Australia

Skylight Trust 

Library Cataloging

Top 5 Take Home Tips from Parents

Top 5 Take Home Tips from Young People


Services who provide support to family/whanau of those with mental health and/or addiction challenges