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Perinatal Mental Health Week

Join families and organisations across Australia to mark Perinatal Mental Health Week | 6 - 12 November

PANDA created Perinatal Mental Health Week in 2005 to help the community and health professionals to better understand perinatal mental health.

We are proud of the work PANDA's Community Champions, Clinical Champions, staff, volunteers and online community do to raise awareness.

Each year the community shares their stories to help achieve our vision of a society where perinatal mental health is valued and understood and where stigma and systemic barriers to seeking help no longer exist.

Perinatal Mental Health Week 2022 | 6 -12 November

Building your community of care

This Perinatal Mental Health Week, our theme is Building Your Community of Care.

Through real stories from parents in the PANDA community, we'll talk about the importance of building your network of care no matter where you sit on the spectrum of perinatal mental health.

Because every parent deserves support.

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How to get involved

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Spread the word on social media

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Order printed resources for your clinic or workplace

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Fundraise for PANDA

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Make a donation

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Share PANDA information and graphics with your community on social media. Click the images below to download.

“The bravest thing that you can do to help yourself and your family is to ask for help.”

Jess, PANDA Community Champion
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Perinatal mental health factsheets

Explore a range of factsheets, posters, flyers and promotional materials available for download and print.

Resources are available for health professionals, community groups and culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

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).

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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 a reason to seek help.