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2014 Annual Lunch

PANDA's Annual Lunch honours the life of Louise Litis, a vibrant, beautiful young woman who left this world due to postnatal depression.  

Join us and ABC journalist Virginia Trioli to help raise awareness and vital funds to continue to fight postnatal depression.

Follow this link for more information and book your tickets

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.
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 supports Maternal & Child Health workers

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014 14:17

PANDA CEO Belinda Horton Maternal Child Health Nurses Biannual Conference 2014 Melbourne community educationPANDA CEO Belinda Horton shared unique insights into perinatal depression and new parents in Victoria at the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Conference in Melbourne on March 27.

Belinda joined Minister for Children and Early Childhood Development, The Hon. Wendy Lovell MLC and leading health and early childhood specialists to present at the biannual event, attended by more than 1300 MCH workers.

PANDA’s partnership with MCH nurses spans many years and attendees were given an up-to-date understanding of PANDA’s available resources, including the National Perinatal Depression Helpline and Victorian counselling program. 

Belinda said; “Maternal and child health workers are often the first people to identify when a new mum is struggling and we’re delighted to share our knowledge and expertise to assist them and the invaluable work they do. 
PANDA’s helpline is readily available to support parents in need. Our research shows that 97% of callers to the helpline are very happy with their experience and we want to ensure that all those who need us are aware of our service. 
Our helpline counsellors work to establish trusting relationships with callers and connect them with suitable local services for ongoing support. 
We assertively refer to GPs for assessment and management.”

As part of PANDA’s commitment to ongoing community education, PANDA also provides speakers for MCH nurse-run mother’s groups. PANDA’s speakers include professional staff and volunteers who can share their personal experiences of PND. 


Up-coming events

Annual Lunch 2014
2 May 2014 at Zinc
PANDA 2014 Professional Development Workshop 1
8 May 2014 at Melbourne University Hawthorn Campus

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