Get the answers to your postnatal depression questions
Perinatal anxiety and depression (often called postnatal depression) is incredibly common among mums and dads, but many new parents don't speak up or get the help they need.
Many women experience the 'baby blues' after pregnancy, but when feelings persist beyond these early days, it may be a sign of depression.
Types of depression
Depression (also known as major depression, or clinical depression) is a medical condition where people experience long and intense periods of low mood which affects their ability to function.
Types of psychosis
Psychosis is often a symptom of another underlying psychiatric problem. It can be caused by mental illnesses such as schizophrenia or severe depression.
Causes of psychosis
While no one knows exactly what causes psychosis, it could be due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Drug abuse can also be a trigger.
Mental health nurses
Mental health nurses are registered nurses who have specialist qualifications in mental health. They work with doctors and psychiatrists to monitor a person’s health and provide links with other health professionals and services.
Online therapy (eTherapy)
eTherapy, online counselling or online therapy refers to psychological support, therapy, education and assistance delivered via the internet or an online platform.
Your baby and the first few weeks
The first few weeks at home with your newborn can be an exciting but daunting time, particularly if you are new parents. Find out what care and support are available to you after you leave hospital.
One in 5 Australians will experience a mental illness in any given year. Here is information on causes and symptoms of mental illness, and where to find help.
Depression is a common condition, affecting how you feel, think and act. It’s often treatable and with a doctor’s support, your depression will likely improve.