Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Aotearoa invite you to a
High Tea and Depressed Cake Auction with
EmilyWrites, Leah McFall and Maria Foy sharing their experiences with Perinatal Depression and hosted by Jude Dobson
Perinatal depression affects families, workplaces and the whole community. This event reinforces the vital messages that "it's okay to talk about it" and early intervention leads to a faster recovery.
Enjoy a delightful fundraising afternoon with friends, treat yourself to a high tea with champagne or kombucha on arrival with raffles and auctions on the day.
Depressed Cakes donated by top Wellington cake decorators will be auctioned to raise awareness for perinatal distress. The cakes will have an element of gray to signify the gray cloud that can descend over a beautiful world when someone is struggling with mental health issues.
Emily is a 31-year-old mother of two boys under three and recently become the editor of The Spinoff Parents. Emily writes movie reviews for Metro magazine and regular columns on parenting for both the New Zealand Woman’s Weekly and the New Zealand Herald. Emily founded and runs a charity called Ballet is for Everyone that provides free ballet lessons for children from low-income homes and children with disabilities and high health needs. She is a Plunket and Mother’s Network volunteer and an advocate for children’s and women’s rights. Her first book is forthcoming from Penguin Random House. She also runs The Lighthouse events for mothers, and has a popular podcast called Dear Mamas.
Leah McFall writes the column in the Sunday Star-Times weekly magazine, Sunday. She has previously worked in television, radio and newspapers, and as a publicist for the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. She lives in Wellington with her husband and young children.
Maria is a stay-at-home Mum to two kids, both under five. She runs one of New Zealand’s top blogs called Happy Mum Happy Child. HMHC is a place to find activities for kids, recipes, daily shenanigans and to talk about the ups and downs of parenting - including post natal depression, which she has.
Jude Dobson started her long television career competing in the Miss Universe New Zealand pageant and went on to host Sale of the Century. Hosting her own self-titled show for five years in the late 90s, Jude went on to set up production companies Homegrown Television and Raising Children Media, to accommodate her passion for making accessible, useful video content for parents.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
As alcohol is served minimum age is 18+
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Hourly parking available at the James Cook Hotel or free parking on The Terrace
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Contact PADA on 04 4616318 or email@example.com
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Your ticket is non refundable but can be transferred to another attendee.