Whether you want to get involved in events in our organisation, or help us raise money we need to support more new parents, here are 10 ways you can help PADA!
1. Donate or become a regular giver. You can donate direct to us to support our work, either as an individual or as a business, and make a genuine difference. Your generosity will support expecting and new parents and their whānau to recover from perinatal anxiety and depression. You could even help save lives.
Here’s how your donation will make a real impact:
$20 provides vital information and resources to mums and dads affected by perinatal anxiety and depression so they can get support and recover more quickly.
$50 helps us organise events that break down stigma surrounding perinatal anxiety and depression so people don’t delay seeking help, potentially saving lives.
$75 invests in educating health professionals about perinatal anxiety and depression so their patients get the right treatment and support.
$ Your choice – No amount is too large or too small. All and any support is gratefully received. Donations over $5 are tax deductible
Choose to gift a single donation, or set up regular monthly or annual giving to support the work we do.
2. Give sustainable gifts with The Good Registry. Create a registry for yourself at Christmas and choose PADA as your charity for friends and family to give to. You’ll have a unique link to your registry page to share with your friends and family. Or purchase a Good Gift Card for your family or friends, say ‘thank you’ or ‘Meri Kirihimete’. Giving them a Good Gift Card means they can have the joy of giving to causes they care about, even better if they select PADA from the 65 NZ charities to choose from.
3. Give the gift of generosity this Christmas and gift your tax rebate! By signing up with Supergenerous, you can gift your charity donation rebates back to us as a new donation. It’s an awesome way to continue your support for the festive season without paying anything more. Simply sign up online, list PADA as a cause you support and choose to redonate your tax rebates. Learn more here.
4. Shop as normal but direct your profits to PADA! Using Rewardhub and Switch Your Spend, you shop as normal, don’t pay a penny more. It’s so incredibly simple, but it makes such a huge difference.
Rewardhub features special discount codes on big brands in fashion, beauty, entertainment, travel, utilities, money, homeware, food, drink and more and Switch Your Spend provides the opportunity to redirect where a huge chunk (currently 50%) of the profits go from your essential everyday purchases, such as toothpaste and soap. All you have to do is buy your essentials online rather than at the supermarket, and choose where the profits go! Head to Rewardhub or Switch Your Spend to get involved.
5. The wonderful people at Posse Teevy Tea have chosen to donate a percentage of their sales to PADA! Posse Teevy Tea – NZ Organic Tea – Mindfulness in a Cup. Owner Angeline is a foodie, cat lover and absolute tea lover, wife and mum, and wanted to share how simple positivity can come to you – having the knowledge that mental health is just as important as physical health (if not more), she discovered how she easily gets these good vibes from the simple act of taking time to make and appreciate tea. She has created the Gratitude collection of teas and each purchase supports PADA today. Get your mindfulness in a cup and support PADA today.
6. Organise a movie fundraiser for PADA! In June 2021, one of our supporters organised a viewing of the movie ‘Herself’ in Wellington, along with yummy donated treats and raffle prizes, which was attended by a full audience in Pauatahanui Lighthouse Cinema in Wellington. If you want to donate a little time organising friends and prizes, we can spread this through our social media channels and database contacts, this is a great way to raise funds and awareness for PADA and Perinatal Mental Wellbeing! Thanks so much to Hannah, for all the work you did that went into organising this, and for the funds raised for PADA. Contact us for more info.
7. Run/Walk/Swim/Bike for PADA! Run a marathon, walk a kilometre, bike the length of NZ or swim the Cook Strait – and raise money for PADA while you do it! If you have a local marathon/half marathon/5k to run or walk – we would gladly help support your efforts and you to raise funds through Givealittle. Unfortunately this event didn’t take place due to covid, but read more about one of our supporters and her training and fundraising efforts for PADA through the Emerson’s Dunedin Marathon.
We value your annual membership with us! It is because of people like you who are passionate about perinatal mental health, that we are able to provide tools, resources and training within our communities, and strengthen our work. Your membership also enables us to continue to operate as a registered incorporated society. We receive no regular government funding for our work, relying solely on grants from trusts and foundations, and generous donations.
From only $40 per year, you would receive a wide range of benefits, while helping us to provide education, tools and networking for health professionals supporting parents and whānau during the perinatal period.
These exciting membership benefits are available to individuals for $40 or organisations at $80. An organisation membership entitles up to four of your team to attend our events at the reduced fee. Membership runs one year from the date of payment received. Longer term membership options are available on request.
PADA book “Are you OK …Really?” features 22 chapters, written by expert authors, and has been designed as a handy reference guide for the wide range of care providers who work with families over the perinatal period. Or in Mothers Cry Too, New Zealand psychiatrist Dr Sara Weeks, a leading expert in the field of maternal mental health, explains how to recognise and deal with a range of issues, from the ‘baby blues’ to more serious conditions. A must-read for anyone affected by postnatal depression.
Or show your support in one of our PADA t-shirts! Exercise has long been linked to increased mental health and wellbeing. Look great, feel good and show your support for families experiencing depression and anxiety that often accompanies pregnancy or early parenting.