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Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA)

PANDA is a national not-for-profit organisation that was formed in Victoria in 1985. PANDA’s National Perinatal Depression Helpline provides confidential information, support and referral to anyone affected by depression and anxiety during pregnancy and after childbirth (perinatal depression and anxiety), including partners, family members and friends.

The helpline, 1300 726 306, operates Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm AEST and is staffed by trained counsellors and volunteers.

In 2013, PANDA launched a dedicated website on perinatal depression and anxiety for dads; How is Dad Going? to provide information to help dads look after themselves and those around them.

Almost 100,000 expecting and new parents in Australia are struggling with perinatal depression or anxiety each year. PANDA’s services are governed by the knowledge that women and men do recover from perinatal depression and anxiety and are designed to ensure that those affected receive appropriate help as early as possible.

PANDA is committed to a community where perinatal depression and anxiety are recognised and the impact on women, men and their families is minimised through acknowledgement, support and education.

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Last reviewed: November 2014

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Anxiety & Depression in Pregnancy & Early Parenthood

If you are reading this, you may have concerns about your thoughts, feelings or behaviours, or those of your partner or someone close to you who is pregnant or recently had a baby.

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Settling & feeding your baby

postnatal depression or anxiety support

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Myths versus realities of becoming a dad

Myths vs realities of becoming a dad

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Dads

Postnatal and antenatal depression or anxiety in men and dads

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Child birth trauma

postnatal depression or anxiety support

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Breastfeeding

breastfeeding; postnatal depression or anxiety support

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Adjusting to change

While pregnancy can be an exciting time it can also bring challenges as expecting parents adjust to their new future.

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Managing stress

postnatal depression or anxiety support

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Adjusting to parenthood

Adjusting to parenthood, postnatal anxiety and depression support

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During Pregnancy

Up to 1 in 10 women and 1 in 20 men experience antenatal depression. Anxiety is just as common. Antenatal anxiety or depression is a serious illness.

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