Let's get real. Perinatal anxiety and depression is serious.
There’s a lot of baggage around mental health, and the mental health of expecting and new parents is no exception.
Perinatal anxiety and depression is incredibly serious, left untreated the consequences can be devastating. Some people are surprised to learn how common an illness it is.
Too many people in our communities don’t know the signs and symptoms, or where to go to get support if they’re struggling. Too many people are afraid to reveal what they’re feeling or delay seeking help because of fear of being seen as bad parents.
It's time to get real about perinatal anxiety and depression. We need your help to spread this message far and wide. It's going to be a team effort!
Here's how you can help:
Encourage open and honest conversations about the mental health of expecting and new parents in your community or workplace
We’ve come a long way since 2005, when PANDA launched the very first Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Awareness Week. However we still have a long way to go to raise community awareness about these illnesses and break down the stigma that gets in the way of people seeking help.
Together, we can make a difference by ‘getting real’ about perinatal mental illness this November.
Buy a PANDA Week tote bag
All profits from the sale of our tote bags will help us support families across Australia through specialist services and resources.
Start conversations online with your PANDA Week digital toolkit
Join our campaign to help the community ‘get real’ about perinatal mental illness and support the mental health of expecting and new parents by sharing the images and information in the toolkit. Together we are powerful! Let's get this critical information into the hands of the people who need it most.