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PANDA Annual Lunch

Our Annual Lunch honours the life of Louise Litis who left this world early due to postnatal depression.

Your support will help PANDA to provide our National Perinatal Depression Helpline and other support services to families struggling with antenatal or postnatal depression or anxiety.

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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

Please donate now

Visit PANDA's brother site

howisdadgoing.org.au

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 supports Jessica Rudd's response to Mark Latham about PND

Last Updated: Wednesday, 25 March 2015 14:36

Jessica Rudd portrait from Text PublishingJessica Rudd, well known Australian author today published her response to Mark Latham's public statement from November last year regarding mums struggling with mental illness.  When Jessica heard Mark Latham’s comments she was about to publish an article sharing her own recovery story from postnatal depression but his words made her think twice.  Today Jessica decided she did not want to stay silent. 

PANDA CEO Terri Smith thanked Jessica for having the courage to share her story via the MamaMia website.

“I love the compassion in your line ‘I wanted to stop other women from beating themselves up about their mental health the way I had done.  I wanted to normalise it, to myself and encourage others to find the support they need’. At PANDA we speak daily with women struggling to deal with their experience of postnatal depression.  Like you we are concerned for the many, many women who suffer in silence.  Some are unaware that they are dealing with depression or anxiety either during pregnancy or after the birth of their baby, others delay action because of the stigma still associated with mental health”.

"The more people share their stories of recovery from struggles with mental health the more we can help raise awareness and make it easier for those still struggling to seek help".

If you or someone you know is a parent who seems to be struggling contact PANDA’s National Perinatal Depression Helpline 1300 726 306, Monday to Friday, 10 am to 5pm. 

To read the full article by Jessica Rudd please follow this link.

 

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