This page will list events in which PPDKenya will be featured in/ speaking at/ hosting.
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)
PPDKenya Support Group Therapy Meetings
PPDKenya holds support group therapy meetings to provide psychosocial support for moms affected by Postpartum Depression. Read more about that on this page. The first meeting was held on 13th January 2018 and the cycle came to an end on Saturday 10th March 2018, a total of 5 sessions. We have opened up registration for a second cycle. Each cycle requires 5 sessions held on alternate Saturdays. Details for the next meeting as follows. Starting date for the second cycle TBA since registration is still ongoing. Please get in touch with the moms in your circles and find out whether they are struggling with PPD and would need this kind of help:
Time: 9AM to 11AM
Where: Princess Park Apartments, Kabarnet Road, off Ngong Rd
Cost: 1000 per session (Kshs. 5000 for ALL 5 sessions)
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
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