News and Newsletters

July 4, 2018

Supporters newsletter – Autumn 2018

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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.

November 16, 2017

Depressed Cake Gallery 2017

Thank you so much to the incredible cake designers this year who  generously donated their time and talent to our event.  Once again everyone was completely blown away by the level of thought, amazing skill, and moving inspiration that went into the array of cakes on display. Check out the magnificent and decadent creations! Cake… Read more »

October 9, 2017

Supporters newsletter – October 2017 - PDF

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Your support is urgently needed to help mothers and fathers in New Zealand who are suffering from perinatal anxiety and depression

August 4, 2017

Shoe Clinic Porirua voucher for Eve Southan

Huge thanks to Shoe Clinic for the generous voucher we presented to Eve Southan today! We think Eve’s running shoes must be worn out after her 62km ultra-marathon, (raising a whopping $2564.80!), and she should treat herself to some new ones! We wish you a very Happy Birthday for Sunday Eve!!

April 19, 2017

TVNZ One News story featuring PADA Board Member, LMC Midwife & Senior Lecturer, Nimisha Waller, Tuesday 18th April

There is concern more woman are falling through the cracks, with calls for midwives to be better trained to pick up on signs of depression and anxiety in both new mothers, and expectant mothers. In this news item – Nimisha Waller of AUT Department of Midwifery said mental health was already adequately covered during training,… Read more »

September 7, 2016

July 2016 Email Newsletter

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PADA have had a busy few months, thanks to support from Lotteries, in May we welcomed two new part­-time staff members; Fundraising Manager Gillian Ransom, and Financial Coordinator Maka Bgoni.

August 28, 2013

August 2013 Newsletter - PDF

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Here at the PMHNZ trust we were delighted to hear about the government’s injection of several million dollars into maternal mental health and we hope to see some new and innovative ways of spending the money so as many families as possible benefit.

January 28, 2012

January 2012 Newsletter - PDF

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We invited Sonia Gray, a well known New Zealand actor, presenter and mother of twins to be our Ambassador for PMHNZ Trust and we are looking forward to her presence, ideas and commitment to raising the profile of perinatal mental health in a positive way. More about Sonia inside.

May 8, 2018

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… Read more »

November 7, 2017

Maria Foy on The AM Show for Perinatal Awareness Week Nov 2017

Parenting blogger and post-natal depression sufferer Maria Foy told the AM Show she realised something was wrong when her daughter was six months old and she found herself on the floor crying, thinking terrible thoughts, considering harming herself. “I realised  I don’t think is where I’m supposed to be as a parent, so I took… Read more »

August 17, 2017

June 2017 email newsletter

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Welcome to our June newsletter, hard to believe we are half way through June already! We have been busy at PADA with the development of our two new resources focussing on Antenatal Depression.

July 17, 2017

Eve Southan’s blog – WUU2K – 62km Ultra

Wellington woman Eve Southan ran 62kms in the WUU2K to raise money and awareness for us here at PADA! Such a kind and generous thing to do and we are beyond grateful and proud to be involved with Eve, and hope to collaborate with her again in the future. Below you can read the blog… Read more »

February 24, 2017

GP Pulse Magazine – Perinatal Mental Health Article by Rona Carroll

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May 31, 2016

May 2016 Email Newsletter

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What a busy year it has been for us, as we kicked off our Seminar Series for 2016, settled into our new office, and began developing our new website which will be launched in the next few weeks!

February 28, 2013

February 2013 Newsletter - PDF

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Here at the PMHNZ trust we were delighted to hear about the government’s injection of several million dollars into maternal mental health and we hope to see some new and innovative ways of spending the money so as many families as possible benefit.

July 28, 2011

July 2011 Newsletter - PDF

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As Chairperson of the new Board, I am excited and honoured to welcome you to this new National body which aims to raise awareness, advocate for, and direct people to, information about Perinatal Mental Health.

November 6, 2017

PADA Short Film

To celebrate Perinatal Awareness Week 2017, we are excited to present to you our PADA short film! PADA worked with Film for Change Aotearoa to create this film showcasing who we are, what we do, and fulfil our vision: To elimate the stigma around perinatal mental health in NZ. We are thrilled with the result and thank… Read more »

August 14, 2017

PADA & Mediaworks Community Partnership Programme

We are super excited and hugely grateful to announce PADA has been chosen as one of the lucky recipient’s of the MediaWorks FoundationCommunity Partnership Programme! As part of this partnership we have radio ads starting today playing in Wellington & Auckland on Mai FM, The Edge, The Breeze & The Rock, during breakfast and drive time!… Read more »

July 17, 2017

PADA & Ultramarathon runner Eve Southan in the Dominion Post 15th July 2017

Thanks to the Dominion Post for the article on page 17 of the Weekend edition, featuring Eve’s marathon effort for us at PADA!  Great recognition for Eve’s hard work and determination in raising funds and awareness for Perinatal Anxiety & Depression.

December 22, 2016

December 2016 email newsletter

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It certainly feels like this year has flown by super fast, it has been a testing time for many recently due to the ongoing Earthquakes affecting much of the country.

February 28, 2014

February 2014 Email Newsletter - PDF

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We have been establishing networks all around New Zealand to facilitate awareness, knowledge and policy sharing. We have a passion for enabling the exchange of resources, information and good practice, and for opening up the issues about perinatal mental health

September 28, 2012

September 2012 Newsletter - PDF

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In June this year we took the decision to employ an Administrator, Ruth, for a few hours a month, to look at a funding strategy and get the database off the ground. So please do send in your details and news – that is what a hub is all about. That way we can create… Read more »