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eCALD Newsletter 41: April 2019

Thursday, April 11, 2019   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, culture, diversity, migrants, refugees, depression, parenting, autism

Kia ora and welcome to our 41st edition. 

eCALD Research Commentary [30th Edition] April 2019

This commentary focuses on New Zealand and International studies of perinatal depression in CALD women. Of the 4.7 million people who live in New Zealand, more than 25 per cent were born overseas. Of all regions, Auckland has the highest proportion (40%) of overseas-born. We have relatively high fertility rates. Between 12 and 20 per cent of women experience a mental health issue during pregnancy or in the first year following birth. The most common diagnoses are depression and/or anxiety in both antenatal and postnatal periods. The reviewed information includes: risk factors associated with antenatal and postnatal depression; evaluation of postnatal support groups for migrant women; CALD women’s experiences of perinatal mental health services; recognising PND symptoms in migrant women; and the association between acculturation and postnatal depression among migrant women.

Cross Cultural Interest Group: Electroconvulsive Therapy Treatment [30 April 2019]

The Cross-Cultural Interest Group is hosting another session in April. Dr Paul Jones, Old Age Psychiatrist from Auckland DHB will be presenting an introduction on Electroconvulsive Therapy Treatment (ECT) and a case discussion involving a Chinese client. The presentation will be held at Conference Room, Independent Living Service Auckland on 30th April 2019 between 6pm and 8.30pm. RSVP required for catering purposes. Limited spaces, book early.

Chinese Families Autism Support Group Meeting in Auckland [16 April 2019]

Disability Connect organized regular Chinese Families Autism Support group meetings in Auckland. The next topic will be about “Employment Support Services” and will be presented by Stephanie Hines, Employment Consultant from Workbridge on Tuesday 16th April 2019 at the Social Roo, Te Tuhi, 13 Reeves Road, Pakuranga, Auckland. All Chinese and Asian families raising a child with autism or other disability are welcome to this meeting. Please inform as many parents as possible about this meeting. RSVP is required for catering purposes.

An Invitation to the Auckland Refugee Health Forum [30 April 2019]

The Auckland Regional Refugee Health Network (ARRHN) Executive Group has organised a series for three Refugee Health Forums in 2019. You are cordially invited to the first of the three topics for this year “Social wellbeing – understanding welfare entitlements for former refugees & asylum seekers and how we can improve their access to it.” The forum will be held on Tuesday, 30th April 2019, 6.00pm to 7.30pm at Lynfield Room, Fickling Centre, 546 Mount Albert Rd, Three Kings, Auckland. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP required.

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CALD refers to culturally and linguistically diverse groups who are migrants and refugees from Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American and African (MELAA) backgrounds.

This eCALD Newsletter is produced by the eCALD Service at the Waitemata DHB.

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