This page will list events in which PPDKenya will be featured in/ speaking at/ hosting.
Weza Dada Maternal Mental Health Forum
This is a forum about young mothers mental health and how they can enhance their mental health. There will be professionals onsite and real life stories being shared by moms who have overcome mental health issues.
The whole afternoon will be dedicated to mom’s who feel they need to talk to a professional. There will be free counseling services too, in addition to music therapy and art therapy in the afternoon. Lunch and Tea provided.
When: Saturday 27th April 2019
Time: 8:30am – 4:00pm
Where: Tangaza University College, Karen
Cost: 200 per head
PPDKenya Online Support Group Therapy
PPDKenya holds support online group therapy meetings to provide psychosocial support for moms affected by Postpartum Depression. Get in touch by texting your name to +254 733 424 361 and we will add you to a Whatsapp Group.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +254 733 424 361 for more details
PPDKenya bimonthly tweetchats
PPDKenya will be hosting bimonthly tweetchats to have conversations on maternal mental health and Postpartum Depression (in partnership with The Mental Health Academy by Sitawa, link here). Do join in using the hashtag #PPDKenya. More details below.
Nairobi Chapel Mental Health Discussion Forum (MHDF)
Nairobi Chapel’s Mental Health Discussion Forum is an initiative that seeks to encourage and support those living with a mental illness as well as their caregivers. It provides a safe space for people to share their struggles and find acceptance & hope.
MHDF began meetings on Saturday 10th February 2018, with subsequent meetings every second Saturday of the month. PPDKenya will be sharing on Postpartum depression during one of the monthly sessions. Details below as well as on their FB page here.
When: Every Second Saturday of the Month
Time: 8:00am – 10:30am
Where: Nairobi Chapel Grounds, at the Blitz Dome
Cost: Free for all
STILL A MUM 2018 PREGNANCY AND INFANT HEALTH CONFERENCE
In Kenya, Still A Mum, a charity organization that is actively working to reduce maternal and newborn mortality, will be marking Pregnancy and Infant Loss Month this year with a two-day conference. PPDKenya is proud to have partnered with Still A Mum to talk about PPD during the ‘Healthy Baby, Healthy Mum’ event. Other topics to be covered include:
– Safe pregnancy habits, danger signs to watch out for, nutrition etc
– Labor & Delivery – preparing for delivery, when a CS is needed, picking a health facility etc
– Newborn and infant care – breastfeeding, weaning, SIDS
– Postpartum care for mom – healing after a CS or episiotomy, postpartum depression etc
When: Saturday 13th October 2018
Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Where: Nairobi Hospital
Cost: 500 pp (inclusive of food)
Account Number – 1210 – PPDKenya
Amount – 500
Project Baby Shower (PBS)
Project Baby Shower is a brainchild of Mother Care Africa that hosts insightful sessions on Postpartum Depression (PPD), labour, childbirth and breastfeeding so that new parents are better equipped for childbirth and beyond. The sessions are open for both mom- and dads- to be. Details below:
When: Saturday 14th July 2018
Time: 9AM to 4PM
Where: Along Ngong Rd, Do call Waithera on 0721 634 048 for details
Cost: 3000 for moms-to-be and 2500 for dads-to-be (Payable on MPESA)
OUT OF THIS LIFE, a photo exhibition on suicide in Kenya
The OUT OF THIS LIFE photo exhibition is the brainchild of Patrica Esteve in partnership with other firms in the mental health field. Let’s talk suicide – This is an invitation to a necessary dialogue in any society that condemns suicide because of cultural, religious, or social reasons.
Our founder’s story was featured at the exhibition, shedding light on what it is like to live with Postpartum Depression with her then 3-year old. We are grateful that Patricia took a step to steer this conversation in a society where many people are suffering with mental health conditions. Make your way to the Kenya Cultural Centre for this exhibition. Entry is free, so there is absolutely no excuse to miss out.
When: 20th April to 27th April
Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Where: The Kenya Cultural Centre (Kenya National Theatre), Harry Thuku Road.
Cost: Free for all