PANDA believe that journalism and reporting play a significant role in reducing stigma, supporting families to reach out for help and shifting the conversation about mental health, especially perinatal mental health.
We can provide comment for stories involving:
- Perinatal mental health statistics
- Perinatal mental health policy and funding in Australia
- Lived experiences with perinatal anxiety, depression, psychosis and OCD
- Perinatal mental health treatment and availability
- The effect of COVID on perinatal mental health in Australia
- Culturally and linguistically diverse experiences with perinatal mental health
- Other topics related to perinatal mental health and wellbeing
PANDA can help your story by connecting you with our network of Community Champions - people who can tell their own personal story about their experience with perinatal anxiety and depression.
PANDA’s CEO can provide information, clinical expertise and comments, supported by data from our Helpline, community consultation and other perinatal insights.
All national media enquiries can be directed to the PANDA media team via email or phone.
Phone: 0425 864 998 (please leave a message to ensure we call you back)
The phone numbers and email addresses above are exclusively for editors, journalists and producers. The PANDA media team does not manage advertising or marketing activity.
Please direct these enquiries to the main PANDA email
Reporting and journalism on mental health
The way mental ill-health is communicated about or portrayed by organisations, media, individuals and members of the community can influence help-seeking behaviour and the prevalence of stigma.
PANDA support and actively encourage the use of the Mindframe Communications Guidelines. These guidelines help ensuresafe media reporting, portrayal and communication about suicide and mental ill-health.
For articles related to Perinatal Mental Health or quoting PANDA, we encourage you to include help-seeking information at the end of your article. Please also include support information relevant to the content of your article e.g., demographic, state, or cultural diversity.
If you or someone you love needs support:
PANDA Helpline on 1300 726 306 (9am-7:30pm Monday-Saturday AEST) or panda.org.au
Lifeline: 13 11 14 (24/7) or lifeline.org.au