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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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Adjusting to parenthood

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Physical issues during pregnancy

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Loss and grief

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Getting help

Support for postnatal psychosis, a serious mental health condition that affects one to two women in every 1000 after childbirth.

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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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Partners & Carers

Parents, families, partners and friends play a big part in helping their loved ones through the transition into parenthood.

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