Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week

Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week 12th - 18th November 2017

Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week was established by PANDA in 2005. 
The Week aims to raise awareness about perinatal depression and anxiety, including the signs to look for and where to go to seek support.

Perinatal depression and anxiety is a serious illness. Up to 1 in 10 expecting mums and 1 in 20 expecting dads struggle with antenatal depression and more than 1 in 7 new mums and up to 1 in 10 new dads are diagnosed with postnatal depression each year. Even more are thought to suffer with anxiety. It's important for expecting and new parents, as well as those around them, to be aware of perinatal anxiety and depression, to know the signs to look out for and where to go for help.

Everyone's experience of parenthood, including perinatal anxiety and depression, is different. However, with the right treatment and support, new parents can make a full recovery. Join us this year in raising awareness of perinatal anxiety and depression in Australia.

How to get involved: 

Hold your own Lunch Out Loud
PANDA encourages you to speak openly and honestly with each other during PNDA Awareness Week. Get together with friends and workmates for a positive and honest conversation about parenthood over lunch- wherever and whatever that may be! See our Lunch Out Loud event page for more information >

Fundraise for PANDA with your own activity or event
Hosting a fundraising event is a great way to not only raise funds for PANDA but also increase awareness around perinatal anxiety and depression in your community. Visit our fundraising page for further details. 

For media or fundraising inquiries please contact:
Leticia at or David at

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Spread the word on social media
Spread the word on social media by sharing PANDA updates or sharing your own experience with a message, photo or video > #bePNDAaware #PNDAawarenessweek 

Download PNDA Awareness Week Posters 
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Download our shareable PNDA Awareness Week Graphics: 

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