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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?

ZIP IT 2013

The ZIP IT campaign highlights how important it is for people to speak up and break the silence for mental health. There is no shame in feeling sad or unhappy. 

Be sure to sign up for the ZIP IT challenge and select PANDA as your charity and on World Mental Health Day Thursday October 10 2013 – DONATE YOUR VOICE.

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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.
Need Help Now? 
Find important contact details here.

Only a phone call away PANDA's helpline is available in Australia from 10am to 5pm (AEST) Monday to Friday. Speaking with PANDA's counsellors and trained volunteers is confidential and open to women and men as well family and friends. Ongoing follow up calls for counselling and support are usually provided.

For urgent help contact Ambulance or Police on 000 or go to the Emergency Department of your local hospital.
Need Help Now?
Find important contact details here.

Behind the Mask This film presents real life stories of new parents who've experienced and overcome perinatal depression and anxiety. It talks honestly about their stories and features insights from experts and health professionals. It provides an opportunity to look behind the mask of secrecy that often conceals the true feelings of those effected by this debilitating condition.
You can view the DVD trailer on
PANDA's youtube page. DVD's are available to purchase with our Resource Order form.


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PANDA urges ‘dad-watch’ to help those struggling this Father’s Day

Last Updated: Friday, 05 September 2014 17:35

How is Dad going? website linkWhile many new dads are celebrating this Father’s Day, more than one in 20 will be struggling with diagnosed postnatal depression or anxiety.

And around one in seven will be enduring the family strain of supporting a partner with the illness, as nearly 15 percent of new mothers are diagnosed with postnatal depression each year in Australia. The extra pressures of managing an unwell partner, a new baby, additional household duties and work demands also put dads at risk, with men more likely to develop the illness if their partner has had it.

Post and Antenatal Depression Association (PANDA) Acting CEO Jenni Richardson urged all Australians to be on ‘dad-watch’ this Father’s Day and ask ‘how is dad going?’ to identify new fathers who may be at risk and help them get the support they need

The personal, social and economic costs of paternal depression are far-reaching. Postnatal depression can have a detrimental effect on nearly every area of a new dad’s life including his physical health, his relationships and his capacity to work. And we know that the real numbers of fathers experiencing depression and anxiety are likely to be much higher as many new parents struggle on without seeking help,” Jenni said.

However, help is readily available. Dads’ can phone PANDA’s national Helpline to seek support for themselves or their partner; or go to PANDA’s dedicated website for dads


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