Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Aotearoa (PADA)

Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Aotearoa (PADA)

Improving outcomes for families and whanau affected by mental illness related to pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood.


Supporting Agencies, Health care professionals and organisations which work with parents during pregnancy birth and early parenthood with training and information to improve mental health outcomes.

We will raise awareness and advocate for services supporting children impacted by perinatal mental illness and distress and help to create a positive social culture of encouragement and support for new parents


We provide training / study days around perinatal distress, anxiety and depression around childbirth for midwives, childbirth educators, and many care providers involved in maternity and early parenting care.

National Awareness Week for Perinatal Mental Health 1st week November each year

Developing database of support nationally

Newsletters and networking

More about us

We work to eliminate the stigma around perinatal mental health by championing awareness and facilitating best practice in perinatal mental health and wellbeing to ensure all families have access to appropriate information and support.

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Catherine on 03 May 2022    30ks for PADA
Thank you to my 4 generous donors! 🙏 Your donations have now been matched! 😘
Regine on 11 Apr 2022    30ks for PADA
Very proud parents 🤗
Catherine Lambert

🥰 Thanks Mum and Dad xx 💕

Catherine Lambert
Claire on 11 Apr 2022    30ks for PADA
Good luck, great cause Catherine
Catherine Lambert

Aww Claire - thank you! x

Catherine Lambert
Jane -Aspire Solutions
Jane -Aspire Solutions on 11 Apr 2022    30ks for PADA
Catherine Lambert

Thanks so much Jane xx

Catherine Lambert
Mel on 06 Apr 2022    30ks for PADA
Way to go Catherine!
Catherine Lambert

First donation! Thanks heaps Mel xx

Catherine Lambert

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