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Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA)

PANDA is a national not-for-profit organisation that was formed in Victoria in 1985. PANDA’s National Perinatal Depression Helpline provides confidential information, support and referral to anyone affected by depression and anxiety during pregnancy and after childbirth (perinatal depression and anxiety), including partners, family members and friends.

The helpline, 1300 726 306, operates Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm AEST and is staffed by trained counsellors and volunteers.

In 2013, PANDA launched a dedicated website on perinatal depression and anxiety for dads; How is Dad Going? to provide information to help dads look after themselves and those around them.

Almost 100,000 expecting and new parents in Australia are struggling with perinatal depression or anxiety each year. PANDA’s services are governed by the knowledge that women and men do recover from perinatal depression and anxiety and are designed to ensure that those affected receive appropriate help as early as possible.

PANDA is committed to a community where perinatal depression and anxiety are recognised and the impact on women, men and their families is minimised through acknowledgement, support and education.

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Last reviewed: November 2014

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Anxiety & Depression in Pregnancy & Early Parenthood

If you are reading this, you may have concerns about your thoughts, feelings or behaviours, or those of your partner or someone close to you who is pregnant or recently had a baby.

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Adjusting to change: expecting and new dads | PANDA

During pregnancy and after the arrival of your new baby, adjusting to the changes of parenthood can be pretty rough.

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Preparing for baby’s arrival: Tips for new dads | PANDA

The lead up to the arrival of a new baby can be an exciting time for expecting dads. But it can also bring challenges as you adjust to the new future.

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The myths and realities of new parenthood | PANDA

Support that's always there for you and your family

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Childbirth trauma and recovery | PANDA

While many pregnant women and their partners know birthing their baby will be hard work, very few expect labour and childbirth could be complicated.

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Managing relationships: guide for dads | PANDA

Here are some ways to stay connected and still find time to look after yourself too.

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Managing change | PANDA

A relaxation and grounding guide for pregnancy and new parenthood. Watch the video.

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Postnatal psychosis | PANDA

Support that's always there for you and your family

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Support in languages other than English | PANDA

Get the support you need with resources translated into 40 languages.

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What is family? | PANDA

Having a child is a time of huge change. For many people this includes considering the type of family they hope to create.

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