PANDA is a national telephone counselling service delivered by professional counsellors and dedicated peer support volunteers with a lived experience of perinatal mental health issues. When you call, your call will be answered by a counsellor, or you may be asked to leave us a message during peak times.
In every call you have with PANDA, we listen to your story. Everyone’s parenthood journey is unique, and we want to know about you and your experience.
We provide you with a reassuring, confidential space for you to talk openly and honestly about your thoughts, feelings and experiences around pregnancy and parenthood. Together, we’ll explore what supports you currently have in place and whether you’d benefit from any others.
PANDA can help find you the support you need. You and your PANDA counsellor will develop a care plan together including referrals, ideas and strategies that will help support you.
“I spoke with a PANDA counsellor and felt a huge weight lift off my shoulders. It was the first step on my road to recovery.”
Common questions about the PANDA Helpline
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