Information for Medical and Health Professionals

Crisis Pregnancy Support is a registered charitable trust operating in Nelson and Wellington as a free General Practice-based service.

Our teams are made up of registered health professionals (nurses, midwives, and counsellors) who have worked both within the public and private health sectors.

The health professionals use their skills to partner with women and their whanau, assessing current challenges and helping to meet unmet needs. They empower, advocate and offer support to help in the areas that have been identified. If raised by the client, adoption options may be explored.

Our teams are able to liaise with many other community organisations and other health professionals whose services may be of value to the client, depending on each individual need. Some examples include, Midwives, DHB Social Workers, Young Parent School, AOD, CAMHS, Winz, Postnatal Support, care for post abortion grief, St Vincent De Paul and access to funding.

Our health professional teams are supported by our community volunteers. We have approximately 30 volunteers who have all been interviewed, police checked, and have signed confidentiality agreements. The volunteers assist and support on a community level by providing help such as short term accommodation, meals, social support and transport.

We accept self referrals and referrals from all health and allied workers.

Nelson/Tasman Referrals can be made to:
St Luke’s Health Centre
105-107 Waimea Road Nelson
Phone: 03 548 1858
Fax: 03 548 0928
0800 004 CPS (227)

Wellington Referrals can be made to:
Central House
Level 2, 26 Brandon Street
Wellington, 6143
Phone: 0800 004 CPS (277)


Past Healthcare Events

Hauora Hui Nelson 2016

Hapai Taumaha Haputanga/ Crisis Pregnancy Support hosted the Hauroa Hui in Nelson last year. Supporting Vulnerable Pregnant Women: An Update of Services Which Can Help. We had just over 120 registrations with delegates from all around New Zealand. Our keynote speaker was Dr Joe Babinski who gave an overview on what happens to the brain in a crisis. We also had speakers from within the health system and from community groups.

Excerpt article from Kia tiaki Section News (PDF Document)

Our Nelson Team:

Dr Joseph Hassan – Medical Advisor

MBChB, DCH, Dip. Obst, FRNZCGP. Co-Founder and Medical Advisor for Hapai Taumaha Hapūtanga/Crisis Pregnancy Support. GP at St Luke’s Health Centre, Nelson.

Cushla Hassan – Clinical Nurse Manager

BN, NZRCN. Co-Founder of Hapai Taumaha Hapūtanga/Crisis Pregnancy Support, Nelson. Practice Nurse at St Luke’s Health Centre.

Hemaima Hughes – Maori Nurse Liaison Educator

MA (Applied with Merit), BN, CAT, NZRN.
President Te Kaunihera o Nga Neehi Māori o Aotearoa- National Council of Māori Nurses. Managing Director, Consultant, Maima Oranga Services Ltd.

Dr Sarah StewartClinical Psychologist

PhD, PGDipClinPsych.

Tracy Geyer – Researcher/Administrator

BA (Phycology) BA (Hons) MA (Research Psychology).

Sophie de Hamel – Infant and Maternal Well-being Nurse


Emma Hamley – Registered Mental Health Nurse




Our Wellington/Lower Hutt Team:

Deborah MurphyClinical Lead Registered Midwife


Karina Mulvad Cole Team Co ordinator Registered Midwife

Joy WadhamRegistered Midwife


Hannah DineRegistered Nurse

BN, RN PG Cert Nursing Science

Mary-Clare ReillyRegistered Midwife


Rebecca HagenPhone Receptionist


Free call: 0800 004 277 (Nelson & Wellington)

Our hours are 8:30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

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