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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.

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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.

Checklist for

Expecting Mums
Expecting Dads and Non-birth Parents
New Mums
New Dads and Non-birth Parents
Partners and Carers
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Real life stories of courage and hope from parents and families

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Information and resources for health professionals 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.

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Find someone to talk to, Mon to Fri, 9am - 7.30pm AEST/AEDT

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.

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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).

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