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Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week

13-19 November 2016

Around 1 in 7 new mums and up to 1 in 10 new dads are likely to experience postnatal depression. Up to 1 in 10 expectant mums and 1 in 20 expectant dads struggle with depression during pregnancy. The rate of anxiety across the perinatal period is thought to be just as high.

November 13-19 is Perinatal Depression and Anxiety (PNDA) Awareness Week. (Perinatal refers to the period from conception to one year after birth.)

We can all play a role in supporting new and expectant parents. One way to do this is to get involved in an event, or organise one yourself.

Check out the calendar of events below to see what’s happening around WA in 2016 or email whcsp@health.wa.gov.au for a planning pack to help you organise your own event.

For more information about perinatal depression and anxiety, as well as ways to look after your mental health, go to:

Calendar of events 2016

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Location

Event

Date and time

RSVP and queries

Albany

Pram walk and morning tea at Rainbow Coast Neighbourhood Centre (219 North Road)

Flyer

Tuesday, 15 November 10.30am

Contact: Catherine Lockyer
Phone: 9841 6157 (child health) or 9841 8254 (RCNC)

Bunbury

Walk and morning tea

Flyer

Wednesday, 16 November 9:30am

RSVP: Monday 14 November 2016
Contact: South West Women’s Health and Information Centre
E: admin@swwhic.com.au

Ph: 9791 3350
Cervantes Mindfulness Morning Tea Thursday, 24 November 10am Contact: Marissa Yeo (Ph: 9652 0200)

Dandaragan

Mindfulness Morning Tea Tuesday, 22 November 10am Contact: Hilary Dolton (Ph: 9651 4368) or Andrea Gray (Ph: 9651 4071)
Ellenbrook

Pram Walk – meet at Ellenbrook library

Flyer
Wednesday, 16 November
9.30am

RSVP: Friday 11 November 2016
Contact: Midland Women’s Health Care Place
E: info@mwhcp.org.au

Ph: 9250 2221
Geraldton

Big Pram Walk (opposite water park)

Flyer
Thursday, 17 November 10:00am

Contact: Womens Health Resource Centre
E: commeducator@whrc.org.au

Ph: 9964 2742
Kalgoorlie

Young Mums’ Playgroup from Headspace at Kennedy Park, Kalgoorlie.
All families of children under 5yrs welcome.

Morning tea provided.
Friday, 18 November 10.00am

Contact: Nicole Wade
E: Nicole.Wade@health.wa.gov.au

Ph: 9080 8200 or 0401 573 919
Kalgoorlie The Big Pram Walk Kalgoorlie, Karlkula Park. Sunday, 20 November 10.00am

Contact: Nikki Bird
E: Nikkimebird@hotmail.com
Ph: 0457 530 727

For more information: www.facebook.com/events/1302848629748892/
Leeming

Morning tea

Flyer
Friday, 18 November
10.00am

RSVP: Thursday 17 November 2016
E: communityservices@gowrie-wa.com.au
Ph: 9312 8215

Perth

Big Pram Walk

Sunday, 20 November
8.00am

Andrea Hogan contact@bigpramwalk.com.au
To register, go to www.bigpramwalk.com.au (registration fees apply)

Want to host a simultaneous pram walk in regional WA?
Contact whcsp@health.wa.gov.au

Keep an eye on this page as it will be updated in the coming weeks with more details and events.



 
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