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Perinatal Depression Free Lunchtime Seminar & Networking West Auckland


Perinatal Depression Free Lunchtime Seminar & Networking West Auckland

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.

Our sincere thanks to Dayspring Trust and COGS Waitakere for making this seminar possible.

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