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Gidget Foundation Australia

Gidget Foundation Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that exists to support the emotional wellbeing of expectant and new parents, to ensure they receive timely, appropriate and specialist care. GFA provides a range of clinical treatment programs including individual psychological consultations via face-to-face or telehealth and a peer support group.

Vision and mission

Vision: A community that values the emotional wellbeing of expectant and new parents by providing specialist care, connection and support.

Mission: Gidget Foundation Australia exists to support the emotional wellbeing of expectant and new parents to ensure they receive timely, appropriate and specialist care.

How Gidget Foundation Australia can help

Gidget Foundation Australia provides clinical treatment programs for expectant and new parents:

Gidget House provides a minimum of 10 free individual face to face psychological counselling sessions at locations in NSW, QLD, and VIC.

The Start Talking program provides a minimum of 10 free individual psychological counselling sessions delivered nationally via video call.

Gidget Virtual Village is a private, moderated Facebook peer support group, connecting expectant and new parents with Gidget Foundation Australia and each other.

Information lines / help lines

  • Call 1300 851 758 Mon to Fri 9am – 5pm AEST

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Last reviewed: May 2021

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What Is Perinatal Depression And Anxiety? CLINICAL DEFINITION OF PERINATAL DEPRESSION Pregnancy and the first year of parenthood (the perinatal period) is a unique time and involves major changes in a person’s life

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Symptoms of Perinatal Anxiety and Depression

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FACT SHEET: LOOKING AFTER YOURSELF AS A NEW DAD

FACT SHEET: LOOKING AFTER YOURSELF AS A NEW DAD Fatherhood can feel relentless

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COVID-19 FACT SHEET: RELATIONSHIP TIPS

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COVID-19 FACT SHEET: GRIEF AND LOSS

COVID-19 FACT SHEET: GRIEF AND LOSS Life doesn’t feel ‘normal’ right now

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Stillbirth

Stillbirth Stillbirth is defined as the tragic loss of a baby from 20 weeks gestation or 400g of body weight, if gestation is unknown

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COVID-19 FACT SHEET: TIPS FOR MANAGING ANXIETY AND STRESS

COVID-19 FACT SHEET: TIPS FOR MANAGING ANXIETY AND STRESS It has been a challenging start to 2020, and we are aware that due to COVID-19, anxiety, and stress are on the rise for many people

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COVID-19 SUPPORT VIDEO How to manage your emotional wellbeing

COVID-19 SUPPORT VIDEO How to manage your emotional wellbeing

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