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Taupo Seminar

24th October 8:30am to 5:00pm These seminar provide professional development for those supporting families affected by mental illness related to pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood.

Buy PADA book “Are you OK…Really?”

As part of World Maternal Mental Health Day 2018, we were thrilled to launch our PADA book “Are you OK…really?” Thanks to Pelorus Trust a long time dream became a reality!  The book features 22 chapters, written by expert authors, and has been designed as a handy reference guide for health care practioners in New Zealand.  Available for purchase from PADA for $35 +

Wellington Perinatal High Tea & Depressed Cake Auction

Thanks to everyone who came and enjoyed an inspiring and uplifting afternoon at our High Tea & Depressed Cake Auction, at the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor on Sunday! ? Huge thank you to our sponsors Drion Sanitary Products, Datacom & MediaWorks Foundation. The wonderful Happy Mum Happy Child by Maria Foy, amazing Emily Writes, and our wonderful and witty host Jude Dobson. Thanks

Eve’s Ultra Marathon

We’re excited to announce PADA now have an everydayhero fundraising page. The amazing Eve Southan is running an ultra marathon (60 km!!) on the 15th of July in Wellington and is raising money for perinatal anxiety and depression. Click this link to support Eve & PADA: Help Eve’s Ultra Marathon make a difference If you’d like to

Latest Newsletter from PADA

Welcome to our Autumn Newsletter!  The start of the year has raced by and we are now on the countdown to Perinatal Awareness Week 5th-12th May.  World Maternal Mental Health Day is Wednesday 1st May and we have our first Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Seminar at Wellington Hospital, with a range of informative presentations.  Thanks to The Winton… 

Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Awareness Week 2019

Manda Southorn’s Story  Maria Powell’s Story Arita Costuna’s Story

Daily Encourager article

A book for professionals who support new parents is being published by Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Aotearoa (PADA). To be launched on May 2 at the World Maternal Mental Health Forum in Wellington, the 300-page book, Are You OK . . . Really? will deal with subjects that include postnatal depression, anxiety, breastfeeding, loss and grief, parenting

Postnatal Depression

What is it? Everybody feels down from time to time but depressive illness is more than that. It is when several symptoms occur over the same time period. PND is very similar to clinical depression occurring at any other time except that there is the added complication of a baby (or two!). PND can range

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Supporters newsletter – Autumn 2018

Download the Newsletter PDF As we head into cooler, unpredictable weather, we can keep our spirits up with the many heartwarming events and initiatives taking place within the perinatal community.