Call PANDA’S National Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Helpline on 1300 726 306.
PANDA is Perinatal Anxiety &  Depression Australia and its services include a Helpline open 9am-7.30pm AEST/AEDT Monday to Friday.

Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia supports women, men and families across Australia affected by anxiety and depression during pregnancy and in the first year of parenthood. PANDA operates Australia’s only National Helpline for individuals and their families to recover from perinatal anxiety and depression, a serious illness that affects up to one in five expecting or new mums and one in ten expecting or new dads.

One of the tricky things about having depression and/or anxiety as a new or expecting parent is that many symptoms can look similar to what most people experience at this time e.g. feeling tired, a bit irritable or emotional, or worrying about baby’s health.

To see if what you’re experiencing or observing in a loved one could be a reason to seek help, fill out a short mental health checklist. Lots of other helpful resources can be found on the PANDA website.