About Hapai Taumaha Hapūtanga

The Crisis Pregnancy Support Charitable Trust…

You can ask for our help directly by contacting us, or you can be referred to us through other agencies. From there a co-ordinator spends as much time with you as you need, exploring the many issues that can make continuing a pregnancy seem impossible.

Hapai Taumaha Hapūtanga/Crisis Pregnancy Support works by:

  • Empowering you to explore ways of overcoming barriers to continuing with your pregnancy.
  • Giving you caring and practical support in ways individual to your specific needs.
  • Helping to find accommodation when you need space free from pressure to explore your own feelings.
  • Assessing your existing support systems and helping you to create new support networks where necessary.
  • Providing you with information about adoption if this is a path you may want to consider.
  • Continuing to provide you support after the birth of your baby until you feel comfortable in your new role.
  • Facilitating care and providing support for post abortion grief.

About what we do…

Watch this 5-minute​ video for a quick explanation of the type of work that we do here at Hapai Taumaha Hapūtanga/Crisis Pregnancy Support.

Our Care Coordinators

Who we are…

Cushla - Manager

Cushla – Nelson Manager

Hi, I’m Cushla and I manage Hapai Taumaha Hapūtanga/Crisis Pregnancy Support.

My background is in nursing. I have been a Paediatric Nurse, a Nurse Tutor and currently, I work part-time as a Practice Nurse.

We are here to provide a confidential and supportive free service. We are health professionals and share rooms with a GP clinic, and our goal is to provide “time” where you can feel safe and supported to explore all the issues that make this situation a crisis for you. We also provide caring support for women coping with post-abortion grief.

Wendy - Care Coordinator

Wendy – Nelson Care Coordinator

Hi, my name is Wendy.

My passion for being involved in this work stems from my desire to bring hope and support to women when faced with what must be one of the most difficult situations they are ever likely to face.

I am committed to ensuring that women who are in the midst of a crisis brought on by an unplanned pregnancy are fully informed regarding the possible choices open to them, and also about the support avenues that are available to them.

Hemaima - Care Coordinator

Hemaima – Nelson Care Coordinator

Kia ora, Ko Hemaima ahau.

Nga mihi mahana kia koutou katoa. Warm greetings to you all. With a background of almost 48 years in the profession, it is an honour to be working as the Māori Liaison Nurse for Hapai Taumaha Hapūtanga/Crisis Pregnancy Support, Nelson. Having been called by God to be a nurse, I have always been passionate about being able to make a difference to the health and well being in the lives of those who I have been and am privileged to touch.

This mahi is a very specialised scope of practice of being an intermediary between preceding midwifery and Tamariki Ora. It is most rewarding working alongside our vulnerable young wāhine being able to provide the support they need to navigate their own pathways to wholeness and wellbeing. He aha te mea nui o te ao? Maku e ki atu. He tangata, he tangata, he tangata! What is most important in the world? I say you. It is people, people, people!

Olivia - Care Coordinator

Olivia – Nelson Care Coordinator

Hi, my name is Olivia.

As a Registered Nurse, I have the great privilege of working with people from all walks of life.

I have been working as a Registered Nurse for five years in the public hospital, and I am a Co-ordinator for Crisis Pregnancy Support. I have a real heart for Women’s Health, having worked in a surgical ward with women having terminations and currently working in an acute surgical ward which also specialises in gynaecology. My passion is to get alongside women who are experiencing a crisis pregnancy and to work with them through the barriers they face daily, by offering professional and practical support while drawing on community resources.

Norma - Care Coordinator

Norma – Nelson Care Coordinator

Hi my name is Norma. I am a retired Nurse and Midwife.

After working with Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Postnatal care for many years I am privileged to continue the work with young families.
I now deliver support to those having difficulties coping with unplanned pregnancies.
In my experience a good number of pregnancies are not planned and I know with the correct support, difficulties can be addressed with optimum outcomes for the baby, the parents and the wider whanau.

Anne - Care Coordinator

Anne – Nelson Care Coordinator

Hi, my name is Anne.

I have a background in Nursing and I am also a Counsellor, and I am one of the team members available to you at Hapai Taumaha Hapūtanga/Crisis Pregnancy Support.

I greatly value women and am here to listen, to hear you and journey with you, to offer support and to share any information that I have that you may want to know at this time.

Joseph - GP

Joseph – Nelson GP / Medical Advisor

Hi, my name is Joseph and I am the Medical Advisor for Hapai Taumaha Hapūtanga/Crisis Pregnancy Support.

When I started out in General Practice it was clear that women with unplanned pregnancies were not provided with enough choice and many would choose termination of pregnancy as it seemed the only viable option. I wanted to see a service which could provide authentic support for women coping with a crisis pregnancy who want to explore alternatives to termination of pregnancy. Crisis Pregnancy Support has been a huge support for my patients, as well as their partners and families.

I have a background in Obstetrics, Paediatrics and General Practice, and as a GP I know that a crisis pregnancy can create many complex issues and dilemmas. I understand the importance of giving space and as much time as is needed to explore these issues so that women can make fully informed choices.

Nelson/Tasman Contact - Free call: 0800 004 277

Or phone: 03 548 1858 (Nelson hours are 8:30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.)

Wairarapa Contact - Free call: 0800 006 277

 (Wairarapa hours are 8:30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.)

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