Support that’s always there, for you and your family
Whether you’re planning, starting or raising a family, we’re here for you
PANDA is dedicated to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of expecting, new and growing families. Through a range of information, services and programs we support parents and families during pregnancy the first 12 months of a new baby.
Mental health checklist
How are you going?
Everyone’s experience of pregnancy, birth and parenting is unique and brings different rewards and challenges. Our mental health checklist can help you to see if what you’re experiencing or observing in a loved one could be reason to seek help.
Support for expecting parents
Becoming a parent can be a joyful, happy time; but it can also be complicated, confusing and overwhelming. PANDA has information, articles and stories to help you manage your own and your family's mental health and wellbeing during pregnancy.
Support for new parents
Becoming a parent is one of the biggest changes you will ever experience in your lifetime. PANDA can help with information, articles and stories to help you manage your mental health and wellbeing after your baby’s arrival.
Support for growing families
Parenting is hard, even if you have had kids before. There’s no shame in asking for help, if and when you need it. PANDA’s information, articles and stories can help you manage your mental health and well-being with a growing family.
Support for Dads
Dad’s mental health can also be impacted if you are expecting or have a new baby
Whether you're expecting a baby or a new dad, you can find support, articles and stories to help you manage your mental health and well-being or support your partners wellbeing.
Information and resources for health care providers and clinics
We’ve created a suite of resources and information for health professionals and clinics to assist parents who maybe experiencing perinatal anxiety and depresssion.
Managing Change: A guide for pregnancy and new parenthood
PANDA National Helpline
Find someone to talk to, Monday to Saturday.
1300 726 306
Call 000 for police and ambulance if you or someone else are in immediate danger
Talk with friends or family
Consider talking about how you are feeling with someone you trust. This might be a friend or family member. Once you starting talking you might be surprised at how many others have had similar experiences and the support they can provide you.
Talk with your doctor
Talking with your doctor can be an important step to getting the help you need. They should be able to give you non-judgemental support, assessment, diagnosis, and ongoing care and treatment. They can also refer you to specialists such as a counsellor, psychologist or psychiatrist.
Get help now
If you are having suicidal thoughts or are feeling disorientated it’s important to get help immediately. PANDA is not a crisis service, if you need immediate support call Lifeline 13 11 14 (24/7).