E tūtaki ana ngā kapua o te rangi, kei runga, kei runga te Mangoroa e kōpae pū ana || The clouds in the sky close over, but above them spreads the milky way

Perinatal Mental Health Awareness Week 2023

1st to 7th Mei May 2023


Perinatal Mental Health Awareness Week is our annual campaign to raise awareness and encourage advocacy to highlight the need for better perinatal mental health outcomes in Aotearoa New Zealand.



Did you know?

New Zealand has around 60,000 births a year
Approximately 15,000 parents of those births will experience anxiety or depression as a result
40% of those experiencing postnatal distress will have experienced antenatal distress
That’s 7000 mums, 3000 dads and 12,000 children affected in some way

Anxiety disorders are also common and occur alone or with depression. As well as mothers and birthing parents, fathers and partners also experience mental health problems around this time.

Watch this space for further information towards Perinatal Mental Health Awareness Week 2023!