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Perinatal Depression Free Lunchtime Seminar & Networking Taranaki

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Room B301, Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki

20 Bell Street

New Plymouth

New Plymouth, New Plymouth 4342

New Zealand

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1 in 8 women experience Antenatal Depression/Anxiety each year in NZ and 1 in 5 experience Postnatal Depression/Anxiety.

Mothers Helpers presents this FREE networking meeting and seminar/discussion on Perinatal Depression/Anxiety. It is for all those who are involved in maternal mental health in each of these areas - from GP's, plunket, tamariki ora and midwives, counsellors, psychologists and psychotherapists through to Maternal Mental Health and Community Mental Health services. If you are working with women who are expecting or have a new baby, then this free seminar is for you. All attendees are asked to bring a plate of finger food to share for lunch.

Why Should You Come?

  • Brush up on your knowledge of Perinatal Depression and Anxiety

  • An opportunity to meet with all existing maternal mental health services

  • Become familiar with referral processes

  • Identify gaps and issues in referral pathways

  • Discuss barriers to women receiving early intervention help for maternal mental illness

  • Discuss solutions to the gaps and barriers identified

  • Discuss training opportunities to deliver the Perinatal Depression "Steps to Recovery" programme


About the Presenter

Kristina Paterson is the Founder and Service Manager of Mothers Helpers - a not-for-profit organisation delivering a free or affordable service to women experiencing Perinatal Depression/Anxiety. Kristina is a registered social worker with a Masters in Applied Social Work. She has a background experience of 15 years working as a Registered Nurse, and is author of the programme "Perinatal Depression: Steps to Recovery" which has a high rate of recovery in those women who have attended. Kristina experienced both Antenatal and Postnatal Depression/Anxiety with her first son 9 years ago.

Campus Map and Parking

Campus map to find Room B301 and Parking: https://www.witt.ac.nz/uploaded_images/Page-Images/2018-Campus-Map.pdf

Our sincere thanks to Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki and COGS South Taranaki for making this seminar possible.

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Room B301, Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki

20 Bell Street

New Plymouth

New Plymouth, New Plymouth 4342

New Zealand

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