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Te Whanganui-a-Tara | Wellington PADA Seminar – 5 Haratua | May 2021

May 5, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

PADA Seminars; providing education, training and networking to the perinatal workforce.


It is World Maternal Mental Health Day on 5 Haratua | May 2021!

We are proud to bring you our 2021 PADA Seminar Series to Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington on 5 Haratua | May 2021 at: The Nordmeyer Theatre, University of Otago, 21 Mein Street, Wellington.

We have an exciting list of presenters lined up to bring tools, understanding and knowledge into your work with helping families in the perinatal period.

These seminars provide professional development for those supporting families affected by mental illness related to pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood. When participants leave each seminar, they will better understand how these topics impact families, and strengthen their knowledge and skills to help improve perinatal outcomes.

These seminars are of particular value to: Midwives, Social Workers, Psychologists, Nurses, GPs, Family Community Support Workers, Psychotherapists, Childbirth Educators, HR Professionals, Counsellors, Mental Health Clinicians, Early Childhood Educators, to list a few.


~ Keynote Speaker – Paula Tesoriero – Disability Rights Commissioner – The right to health & Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) – What families need to be better supported

~ Mark Huthwaite – Specialist Maternal Mental Health Service – The Impact of COVID

~ Denise Guy & Joy Sipeli – Nākū Enei Tamariki Incorporated – Pasifika Shining Lights

~ Sarah Goldsbury – Neuropsychologist – Tapu While Hapū: Neuropsychological impacts of alcohol exposure in the womb

~ Paula Penfold and Emma Barrett – The story of Emma and the challenges of living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Registration Options

SMO/GPs ~ $150 Other health professionals ~ $100 Students ~ $85 Virtual attendance (via live Zoom) ~ $85

With thanks to The University of Otago and COGS for funding to enable this seminar to go ahead.

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Become a member of PADA to support our mahi and receive reduced rates to our 2021 PADA Seminar Series as well as a host of other benefits! See our membership page for more details.

Click to download this flyer now to print and display on your noticeboards, and share with your colleagues and networks.

@WMMHD #maternalMHmatters


May 5, 2021
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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