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Help raise $70000

Almost 100,000 expecting and new parents in Australia are struggling with perinatal depression or anxiety (during pregnancy and the year after birth). For the cost of a coffee you could help mums and dads struggling with perinatal depression or anxiety get the support they need. Every dollar you give helps us to provide PANDA’s vital support services. $70,000 could provide:

An additional counsellor on the Helpline for a year, or 14,000 support information packs to new parents

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Visit PANDA's brother site

A website to help dads look after themselves and those around them. With information, stories and videos about parenting and perinatal depression and anxiety.

1 in 20 dads are diagnosed with postnatal depression and 21000 estimated dads with partners diagnosed with postnatal depression are at risk.

Remember to ask How is Dad going?

Hold your own fundraiser for PANDA

Support PANDA by holding your own Night Off-Night Out or other fundraiser.

Our new Fundraising Kit has everything you need to know, so download it today and have fun while you support a great cause.

Other language fact sheets PANDA now has a Postnatal Depression fact sheet available in seven languages.

Click here to download them.

PANDA's helpline is available in Australia from 10am to 5pm (AEST) Monday to Friday.  1300 726 306

Speaking with PANDA's counsellors and trained volunteers is confidential and open to women and men as well family and friends.
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PANDA Welcomes new CEO, Terri Smith

Last Updated: Monday, 24 November 2014 14:18

Photo new CEO TerriPANDA is pleased to announce that Terri Smith has accepted the position of CEO of PANDA, effective December 15th 2014.

Terri has a strong background in community organisations, and is an experienced not-for-profit senior executive. She joins PANDA from Optometry Victoria where she was the CEO for 7 years. Prior to that, Terri was the Deputy CEO/National Program and Policy Manager for Breast Cancer Network Australia, and the Director of Client Services for Moreland Community Health Services.

Terri shared this reflection with us:

“I am delighted to take up this role. Perinatal depression is an important issue with implications across Australia for women, men and families. I'm excited by the opportunity to build on the great work undertaken by PANDA both in providing valued services and in raising awareness of perinatal depression and anxiety and the importance of early intervention. In the role I will draw on my previous experience in providing and managing counselling and support services as well as my experience in health promotion and public and government advocacy.”

The Board, staff and volunteers of PANDA would like to thank Jenni Richardson and Narelle Smith for stepping into the role of Acting CEO for 4 months, while maintaining their own roles of National Helpline Manager and Accounting & Payroll Manager respectively. They have provided excellent operational leadership and management of PANDA, while continuing to ensure PANDAs relevance to the community and excellent levels of service delivery.

Please join me in welcoming Terri to PANDA.

Susie White

Chair PANDA Board


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