Join Perinatal Wellbeing Centre and your peers for an evening learning opportunity focusing on the impact of COVID19 on Perinatal Mental Health. Presenters Dr Emma Adams and Monique Bowley will share knowledge towards the following learning outcomes to help you:

  • better understand the impact of COVID19 on perinatal health for individuals
  • understand the challenges and barriers to providing perinatal health services during a pandemic outbreak
  • identify opportunities for creative thinking, and exploring other effective platforms to provide high quality health care amidst the pandemic.
  • practice and promote self care when translating services to a digital platform delivery model.

This seminar will provide you with 3hrs of recognised of professional development.


$90 (including 3 course meal) for physical attendance | $40 for digital access only.

Bookings prior to the event are essential. Please note: all precautions will be taken to deliver this event in line with current ACT Health guidelines for service delivery during COVID19.

More about the speakers

Dr Emma Adams

Dr Emma Adams is a Canberra based psychiatrist with a long passion for and curiosity in perinatal and infant psychiatry since she was a psychiatry trainee in 1997 at Helen Mayo House in Adelaide. She followed this up with formal training. And kept it real with her own three children. Dr Adams was awarded the Block Family Memorial Grant in Perinatal and Infant Psychiatry in 2009 and worked in this area in Vancouver, British Columbia. On returning to Australia, she set up a Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Clinic at Winnungah Nimmityjah here in Canberra. Dr Adams continues to practice in perinatal and infant psychiatry in private practice. Emma published a memoir, in 2018 Unbreakable Threads which was based on her and her family's attempts to release a teenage Hazara boy out of immigration detention, and is now working on a novel, both works explore the abiding notions of intergenerational connection, identity and love.

Monique Bowley

Monique Bowley is a writer, broadcaster, and executive producer of podcasts with the ABC.She has conceived, developed and executive produced award-winning podcasts such as the ABC’s The Pineapple Project, Fierce Girls, and The Parenting Spectrum, as well as Mamamia’s Hello Bump, No Filter, and Mamamia Out Loud.  She is a former Australian basketballer and mother of two under two. This photo is what she looked like before children, when she had clean hair and got a full and luxurious 8 hours sleep a night.

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