These seminars provide professional development for those supporting families affected by mental illness related to pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood. When participants leave each seminar, they will better understand how these topics impact families and have strengthened their knowledge and skills to help improve perinatal outcomes.

These seminars will be of particular value to:
Midwives, Social Workers, Psychologists, Nurses, GPs, Family Community Support Workers, Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Childbirth Educators, HR Professionals, Mental Health Clinicians, Early Childhood Educators

Liora Noy
A holistic approach to breastfeeding issues
and maternal well being
Frances Mason & Karen Kjestrup
AoD Clinicians - Whanganui DHB
Use of drugs & alcohol during pregnancy
Brendon Smith
Kidz Need Dadz
Perinatal Mental Health & Dads
Dr Joanne Stephen-Tastard
Whanganui DHB
ACE’s – Adverse Childhood Experiences
How you can be part of the solution!
Joanna Heap
Supporting Parents, Healthy Children (COPMIA)
Dr John McMenamin
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Pauline Humm-Johnson
Whanganui DHB
Maternal Mental

For more information on this event, please visit the official site or download an information PDF.


Whanganui Hospital, 100 Head Rd, Whanganui


16 October, 2019
8.30am - 4.30pm

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