We were honoured to convene a roundtable of 50+ diverse experts on perinatal and maternal mental health at Parliament on Tuesday 20 September, as part of our Āhurutia Te Rito | It takes a village project led by Associate Fellow Dr Holly Walker.
The aim of the day was to generate a shared vision for the future of perinatal and whānau wellbeing in Aotearoa NZ, and identify concrete next steps for policy change to advance this vision.
We hope to share the outcomes soon, and look forward to collaborating further on this important kaupapa.
Our presenters have kindly agreed to make available the content they shared at the roundtable, which can be found here:
- Rountable context and purpose (Dr. Holly Walker)
- Tūpuna Parenting – Tapu and Mana of Pēpi (Elizabeth Emere Harte)
- Perinatal mental health in Aotearoa – An under-recognised concern (Dr. Felicia Low)
- Ko te whaea te takere o te waka | Mothers are the most critical part of our whānau (Dr. Hinemoa Elder – slides here)
See below for a gallery of photos from the event.