Lunchtime Learning: Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Aotearoa (PADA)

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Thu, 28 July 2022 - 12:00 pm
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Whāraurau invites you to attend our online Lunchtime Learning event:

Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Aotearoa (PADA)

with Liora Noy, PADA Educator

In this Lunchtime Learning session, find out about:

  • Postnatal depression and anxiety - symptoms that need to concern us, predisposing factors and it's effects on the whole family
  • Breastfeeding challenges as a contributing factor to PND 
  • Tools to empower parents with mild to moderate depression, taken from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Secure Attachment


About PADA 
Our vision is to eliminate the stigma around perinatal mental health in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Championing awareness and facilitating best practice in perinatal mental health and wellbeing to ensure all families have access to appropriate information and support.

PADA was formerly the Perinatal Mental Health New Zealand Trust (PMHNZ)

There was no national umbrella organisation for perinatal mental health in Aotearoa New Zealand. A brainstorming day was held in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington in June 2009. This was attended by 30 representatives from a range of agencies and organisations connected with perinatal distress issues from around Aotearoa New Zealand. They identified interests in, aims and objectives for a national networking group for Perinatal Distress. A ‘working group’ was conceived and the Perinatal Mental Health New Zealand Trust was born on 3rd February 2011. The organisation grew rapidly and in 2015 it was decided that a more memorable name was needed but one that still reflected our aims. After much thought, argument and finally consensus, the Perinatal Mental Health New Zealand Trust was reborn as PADA – Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Aotearoa.


This webinar was recorded. The recording is available to view via the Resources tab below.


Previous Lunchtime Learning recordings and presentations can be found here:

Video Resources | Whāraurau (

This event has taken place already.

Liora Noy

PADA Educator

Liora is a Registered Nurse and Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), with a Master in Public Health Education, and a Graduate Diploma in Psychology. 

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