PANDA is committed to a community where perinatal depression and anxiety are recognised and the impact on women, men and their families are minimised through acknowledgement, support and education. Read more about The History of PANDA
PANDA's mission is to:
- Support and inform women, men and their families who are affected by perinatal depression and anxiety; and
- Educate health care professionals and the wider community about perinatal depression and anxiety.
PANDA's Value Statements
Availability – We are dedicated to being there for people, listening to their stories and providing hope.
Nurturing – As a caring organisation we seek to nurture individuals and families.
Connections – We value connections, relationships and close association with families, community and each other.
Experienced – PANDA is a progressive organisation and we value our history of providing support based on our lived experience.
Inclusivity – PANDA aims to create an inclusive community where everyone is respected and valued.
Empowerment – We are committed to fostering help seeking behaviours, building capacity and empowering individuals through raising awareness and providing information and support.
Integrity – PANDA consists of passionate, committed, professional people who live out our values.
PANDA's Practice Statements - PANDA is committed to:
- being a peer support organisation
- being a recognised source of knowledge, information and resources about the issues related to perinatal depression and anxiety
- providing support and practical strategies in a non-judgemental, non-intimidating manner
- that people with perinatal depression and anxiety can recover with adequate support and timely interventions, allowing them and their families to successfully build healthy and strong family relationships
- using our resources to research perinatal depression and anxiety and gather the highest quality information about it.
PANDA's beliefs govern the way it works in the community and with women and their families. They are:
- that all people are important and everyone involved with PANDA should be treated with respect and dignity
- that it is important for PANDA to instil hope that change and growth are possible
- that people should be empowered to make informed decisions about their illness management based on quality information and support
- that women, men and their families are in the best position to determine what helps them and what they can do
- that most of the time people are doing the best they can
- that services are best delivered to people within their own communities.
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