April 12, 2016

Global Events

World Maternal Mental Health Day

Wednesday 1 May 2024

Events

26th April

Tama’ita’i Toa
Workshop that will inform and inspire all those working with Pasifika Families (Aiga/Matavuvale/Ngutuare Tangata/Kainga/Magafaoa) on providing culturally competent care – 9.00am – 3.00pm
Register here
Organised by PADA, New Zealand

PADA Wānanga – Waihōpai Invercargill
A one day professional development workshop for those supporting whānau in pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood including; GPs, Midwives, Psychologists, Counsellors, Social Workers, CBEs, Community Healthcare Providers & NGOs – 9.00am – 3.30pm
Get tickets here
Organised by PADA, New Zealand

28 April

Brunch and Learn
Presentation on the importance of bodywork and the nervous system in the pregnancy and postpartum periods
RSVP here
Organised by The Central Florida Postpartum Alliance, Florida, USA

April – May

The APP Challenge – Miles For Mums & Babies
Take on the Miles For Mums & Babies Challenge this May for Maternal Mental Health Awareness
Get involved here
Organised by Action on Postpartum Psychosis (APP), UK

Bring Holidays Back to Moms
The project is aimed at supporting and brightening the day for the expecting mothers who have to spend family holidays in a hospital in the Ukraine.
Learn more in this short video and on here
Organised by 280 Days, Ukraine

When the soul gets sick – Video series
Podiumsgespräch „Screening auf peripartale Depression
Vortrag „Besonderheiten der postpartalen Depression“ – Dr. Brigitte Kastner
Vortrag „Einfluss von Trauma und Depression auf die Schwangerschaft“ – Dr. med. Susanne Simen
Vortrag “Frühe Bindungsstörungen und späterer psychische Erkrankung“ – Dr. med. Sven Lienert
Interviewreihe “Wenn die Seele erkrankt: Teil 1 Depressionen in Schwangerschaft und Stillzeit” – Bündnis gegen Depression
Organised by Paracelsus Medical Privatuniversity (PMU) in collaboration with Bündnis gegen Depression Würzburg, Germany

Understanding Perinatal Depression 
Webinar with broadcaster Celine Hinchliffe and Head of PANDAS Foundation, Annie Belasco
Find out more and sign-up here
Organised by Frog Systems, UK

1 May

Twitter Space
Discussing maternal mental health and wellness with healthcare professionals.
Join here
Organised by Coalition Action for Preventative Mental Health, Kenya

1/2 May

#EnRedNosSostenemos
11 Live conversations and forums about Loss, paternal depression, NICU, and neuroscience during gestation, among other maternity and mental health related subjects. The transmission will be on our YouTube and Facebook pages
Watch here
Organised by Perinatal Mental Health Alliance for People of Colour, Mexico

#YoMamáMeMimo
A challenge with the purpose of mothers sharing the ways they take care of their mental health, this could be: therapy, medication, sleeping, eating well, etc. To participate, they just have to take a picture or a video of a self care activity and share it with the hashtag and tag our accounts: 

@psi_alianzaenespanol
@pmhapoc
@postpartumsupportinternational
#YoMamáMeMimo
#EnRedNosSostenemos
#WMMHday2023
Organised by Perinatal Mental Health Alliance for People of Colour, Mexico

3 May

Rainbow Inclusive Perinatal Care PADA Wānanga – Pōneke Wellington
A one day professional development workshop for those supporting whānau in pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood including; GPs, Midwives, Psychologists, Counsellors, Social Workers, CBEs, Community Healthcare Providers & NGOs – 9.00am – 3.30pm
Get tickets here
Organised by PADA, New Zealand

Mommi, USA
Digital wellness platform
Join and more information here
Organised and founded by Anjali Srivastava MD, MBA and Jessica Gaulton MD, MPH USA

Canadian Perinatal Mental Health Collaboration
2nd Annual Flora’s Walk for Perinatal Mental Health
Join and donate here
Organised by CPMHC, Canada

Run Tell Mom
‘Burnout’ Presentation by Shelley Kemmerer PA-C, MCHS at Oath Care’s “All The Feels” Virtual Summit   
Register here
Organised by Oath Care, USA

We Care About The Mother
Event and discussion with Health care professionals and other specialists about “How to improve the prevention and helping women with postpartum depression“ in their region
Find out more here
Organised by Postpartum depression prevention project “We care about the mother”, Lithuania

We Care About The Mother
Organised walk in 7 cities celebrating WMMHD to raise awareness and reduce the stigma associated with Maternal Mental Health
Find out more here
Organised by Postpartum depression prevention project “We care about the mother”, Lithuania

Webinar: Supporting Perinatal Mental Health: A New BC Guideline, Decision-Making Theory, and Mindfulness-Based Interventions                                                                                                                                   The  webinar will feature three presentations about current and updated research and guidelines in maternal mental health and an opportunity for Q&A at the end of the session.

  1. Mindfulness-Based Interventions for the perinatal population: Insights from recent research presented by Dr. Katarina Tabi, PHD, Postdoctoral Fellow
  2. Substance use disorders in the perinatal period: A new BC guideline presented by Dr. Annabel Mead, MBBS, FAChAM, dipABAM, Addiction Physician, Senior Medical Director, Mental Health and Substance Use, BCW
  3. The Creating Comfort in Choice theory of decision making regarding antidepressant use in pregnancy: Animated video launch presented by Dr. Catriona Hippman, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow

Register here
Organised by University of British Columbia, Canada

Hospital Conference
Peer support rhizome of opportunities, the peer and social support as a fundamental component in the perinatal stage
Register here
Organised by Hospital Notti Mendoza, Argentina 

May is Maternal Mental Health Month
Help spread awareness of MMH and normalise both the highs and lows of pregnancy, postpartum, and parenthood. Get involved by sharing quotes, snippets of your story, brief experiences, etc that will be used on CFLPA FB page and posted anonymously.
Share here
Organised by The Central Florida Postpartum Alliance, Florida, USA

Street Drama Performance                                                                                                                                       

Raising public awareness on perinatal depression and to address stigma attached to maternal mental health problems.

Three shows will be conducted at the following venues.

  1. Castle Street Hospital for Women, Colombo 08
  2. De Soysa Hospital for Women, Colombo 08
  3. Medical Officer of Health Office, Battaramulla

Click for more information
Organised by The Institute for Research and Development in Health & Social Care (IRD), Sri Lanka

India’s First Maternal Mental Health Day Celebration
An afternoon offering advice and tips on overcoming anxiety and depression.

Agenda:

2pm – 2:15pm IST – Introduction

2:15-3:00 pm IST – Lets be #strongertogether (Listening Circle)

3:00-3:15 pm IST – Yoga for Mental Health

3:15-3:30 pm IST – Breastfeeding and emotional health

3:30-3:45pm IST – How to use music and meditation

3:45-4:00pm IST – Using journaling prompts and other ways to cope with anxiety

4:00-4:15 pm IST – When to seek help by a therapist (Talk by Dr. Prabha Chandra, Perinatal Psychiatrist and Dean, Perinatal Psychiatry, Nimhans)

4:15-4:30 pm IST – Q&A

4:30pm – END                                                                                                                                                                          Register  here
Organised by HaploCare, India

Maternal Mental Health Community Screening
Taking place at the Waithaka Health Center in Dagoretti Sub-county, the event will target 150 expectant and new mothers. The objectives of the event are to:

Screen 150 expectant and new mothers using the PHQ2 tool.                                                                                                Link screened mothers in need of services to treatment at the health care facility.                                                       Create  community awareness of maternal mental illness through the activity and brochures distributed.      Encourage mental health screening and treatment for mothers in the community.                                                    Educate mothers about maternal mental health through a talk.

Organised by Calmind Foundation, Kenya

Mom Matters: Voices of Mothers
Virtual meeting via Zoom, open and free with the aim of listening to the users of the Mom Matters forum.
Join here
Organised by Instituto Europeo de Salud Mental Perinatal, Spain

Lets Talk About it Together
Join members of the Società Marce Italiana as they speak with health professionals, mothers, partners and families to tackle the delicate issue of perinatal mental health.
Join here
Organised by Società Marce Italiana, Italy

Information Session
Taking place in the hospital auditorium between 9-10am. There will be information booths available throughout the day

Organised by Sidra Medicine, Qatar

Free Virtual Event
Meditation and yoga sessions, followed by interesting discussions with two perinatal psychiatrists and a women’s mental health advocate.
Register here
Organised by The Canadian Alliance for Maternal Mental Health, Canada

How to take care of yourself/How to be a “resource” person for others but also yourself
A meet up evening specifically aimed at godmothers, godparents, active members and employees of Postpartum Depression Switzerland
Register here
Organised by Postpartum Depression Switzerland, Switzerland 

4 May

Postpartum Psychosis: From research to recovery
Webinar to discuss research and recovery with National Centre for Mental Health (NCMH)
Register for free here
Organised by Action on Postpartum Psychosis (APP), UK

4/5 May

Virtual PPP Community Gatherings 
Virtual gatherings highlighting the work of organisations around the world supporting and advocating for PPP survivors, with the opportunity to connect with other PPP survivors
Sign up for free here
Organised by Pregnancy & Postpartum Psychosis (PPP), USA

5 May

Celebration and Networking 
A Zoom meeting space for Perinatal Health professionals – 4-5.30pm Mexico time
Register here
Organised by Perinatal Mental Health Alliance for People of Colour, Mexico  

Maternal Mental Health Panel 
Discussion with health care professionals, Maria Salaberry, Rocio Macie and AISMP VP Romina Loiacono
Find out more here
Organised by Interdisciplinary Association Of Perinatal Mental Health (AISMP), Argentina 

6 May

Art Therapy                                                                                                                                                                     

Theme – Stronger Together. Booking and registration required
Join here
Organised by Coalition Action for Preventative Mental Health, Kenya

Maternal Mental Health Panel 
Discussion with health care professionals, Lorena Lassere, Guadalupe del Canto and Rocio Maciel
Find out more here
Organised by Interdisciplinary Association Of Perinatal Mental Health (AISMP), Argentina

Latin American Perinatal Mental Health Network 
Exchange of Experiences and Challenges: Meet over zoom to discuss perinatal mental health topics that affect Latinos
Find out more and sign-up for free here
Organised by LAPMHN, South America

7 May

Karma Keg Fundraiser
For PADA –  Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Aotearoa
For more information, click here
Organised by Moon Under Water, New Zealand

8 May

Walk with Us, Stronger Together
Organised walk to raise awareness and reduce the stigma associated with Mental Health
Sign-up here
Organised by Parent-Infant Mental Health Alliance (PIMHA), Malta

11 May

World Maternal Mental Health Day Conference
The theme of the day will be ‘Stronger Together’ – Supporting Women Worldwide on our Journey through Maternal Mental Health Care

The organizers invite mental health professionals and others to participate and contribute to discussions on training needs, gender sensitive service provisions, public mental health and developments specific to the region
Sign-up here
Organised by Sidra Medicine, Qatar

Roundtable – Postpartum Mental Health
Discussion on Maternal Mental Health and Pregnancy and Postpartum Support
Register here
Organised by BabyCentre, USA

Maternal Mental Health Webinar Symposium
Discussions and Q&A’s on topics such as drug use during pregnancy and ‘Let’s hear from the Mothers’ 
Sign-up here
Organised by Turkish Maternal Mental Health Awareness Alliance, Turkey

13 May

Birthing The Parent
Educational seminar for expecting and new parents
Find out more here
Organised by Parent-Infant Mental Health Alliance (PIMHA), Malta

14 May

Happy Mommy, Happy Baby
Presentation for pregnant and postpartum mothers
Organised by MotherHope, Indonesia

Mother’s Day – What colour is your Motherhood?
Outdoor activity for mothers
Organised by Vysmiata Dusa Mamky, Slovakia

20 May

Charity Bazaar
Organised by Vysmiata Dusa Mamky, Slovakia

Oath Care (1 – 5 May)

‘All The Feels’ Virtual Summit
Exploring the emotional journey of parenthood
Register for this free event here
Organised by Oath, USA

Perinatal Mental Health Awareness Week (1 – 7 May)

Choose to Move for Perinatal Mental Health
Annual fundraiser, choose to swim, cycle, run or walk
Register for this year’s event here
Organised by PADA, New Zealand

Shut Up and Dance
Online dance class – #choosetomove for Perinatal Mental Health and Dance on May 7th, 9.45am – 10.30am
Sign up here
Organised by PADA, New Zealand

Maternal Mental Health Awareness week (1 – 7 May)

UK Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week
Theme: Together In A Changing World
We are delighted to  reveal that the theme for this years UK Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week is ‘Together In A Changing World’ This will take place between 1- 7 May and each day of the awareness week will have its own unique theme, as stated below.

1 May – Starting the conversation about Perinatal Mental Health

2 May – Shinning the spotlight on support

3 May – World Maternal Mental Health Day – Stronger Together

4 May – Health Care Professionals Hub to support healing

5 May – Perinatal Positivity Pot

6 May – Support for All Families

7 May – Recap and Reflect

Take a look at this Google Drive which contains infographics, symptom checklists, daily themes and online support sessions.
Visit the PMHP UK Blog, Instagram or Facebook pages for more information.
Organised by PMHP, UK 

A Week Of Action (1-5 May)
Help spread awareness by participating in daily activities.

1 – Share your story

2 – Tag 5 Mums

3 – Wear Blue

4 – Find a moment to celebrate you

5 – #walkthebluedot – climb with us
Find out more and sign-up here
Organised by The Blue Dot Project, USA

Climb Out of the Darkness
The world’s largest walk and international fundraisers for survivors, providers, and members of the community to come together.
Find a climb near you
Organised by PSI Climb Out, USA

International Mother’s Mental Health Day – A Unique Lecture Week via Zoom

Virtual lecture series schedule:

8 May

  • Opening remarks – Guy Almog, Ministry of Health, Tel Aviv
  • Mom and More Mom – On the uniqueness on parenting two women
  • Women, Parenting and Mental Coping
  • Escort in the Home Place
  • Pregnancy Practices

9 May

  • Webinar – Emotional Preparation for Childbirth and Parenting for Women Starting at Age 30
  • Postpartum Depression and the Mother-Infant Relationship
  • The Role of the Community in Modern Motherhood

10 May

  • Personal Story – How to Deal with Understanding
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

11 May

  • Mental Health Around Childbirth – The Place of family and Community in Corona and Beyond
  • Breastfeeding and the Connection of Mental Health of Mothers
  • ‘Mothers are Born Slowly’ – On the Meanings of Childbirth in a Woman’s Life

12 May

  • Locating and Treating Arab Women Suffering from Postpartum Depression
  • Reflective Parenting for Children with Special Needs
  • ‘My Medi’ – Guided Meditation

To register for any of the scheduled events or to read the full programme in Hebrew, click here

8 June

Updates on the Maternal Mental Health Landscape
Addressing the most common complications of pregnancy and childbirth
For more information, click here
Organised by Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance (MMHLA), USA

19-23 September

International Meeting (UK)
We look forward to welcoming you all to London in September 2022. We want as many people as possible to be able to meet in person, so we will be having a face to face meeting from September 19-21 (with a reception at the Great Hall, King’s College London 18th September early evening). We know that not everyone will be able to come to London, so we are combining it with a virtual meeting from September 21-23. If you can join in with both that is ideal! Perinatal mental health does not only involve the mother, but the partner and the child also, as well as the broader family.  We will therefore welcome submissions on all these aspects for both the face to face meeting and the virtual element 

Tickets available here
Organised by The International Marce Society, UK

 

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