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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

"Perinatal Depression: Strengthening recovery and building social capital"

"Perinatal Depression: Strengthening recovery and building social capital"

PANDA presents this unique opportunity to share in the insights and inspiration from these two international speakers. Join us for a day of workshops, lectures and a networking lunch.

Tuesday 9th September 2008
Bayview on the Park, Queens Rd
Registration 10am
Conference 10.30am – 4pm

REGISTER NOW to avoid disappointment – registrations must close September 2nd 2008 unless sold out earlier

Jane Honikman, M.S., is a Parent Support Consultant/ Postpartum Specialist from Santa Barbara, California. In 1977, she co founded Postpartum Education for Parents (PEP) and became the Executive Director of the Santa Barbara Birth Resource Centre in 1984. She founded the Postpartum Support International (PSI) in 1987 as a result of hosting the first conference on Women’s Mental Health Following Childbirth held in Santa Barbara. She was PSI’s first President and operated the organization until 2004. Jane has authored many articles and educational materials on postpartum issues and support, including her books Step by Step (2000) and I’m Listening (2002). She continues to lecture internationally on the role of social support and the emotional health of families.

Elaine Hanzak is from the northwest of England, UK. She is the author of ‘Eyes without sparkle – a journey through postnatal illness’, which describes the events surrounding her family over a traumatic, four year period of recovery from postpartum psychosis. She speaks to a range of audiences, health professionals and students, in particular, to learn from her experiences, both positive and otherwise and to help shape the future services available to patients. She has had many appearances on UK national television, radio programmes, newspapers and magazines as the issues raised have promoted a great deal of discussion. Many who hear Elaine speak describe her presentations as moving, memorable, powerful, brave and very relevant to their practice. Her story is literally improving and saving lives.

"Perinatal depression: Strengthening recovery and building social capital” promises to be an unforgettable day of shared experiences, insights and exploration of the importance of social inclusion in the journey of recovery from perinatal depression.

For more information contact Louise Khanbashi on (03) 9481 3377 or email louise@panda.org.au

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