Community and Professional Education

PANDA provides education to community groups and training to health professionals and others who work with expecting and new parents.

Victorian Community Education

We deliver education sessions in community settings including new parents groups, playgroups and community events. These sessions aim to raise awareness about emotional wellbeing and mental health amongst expecting and new parents, to reduce stigma and encourage early help-seeking.

Sessions are delivered primarily by PANDA peer educators: volunteers trained and supported to share their own story of perinatal anxiety, depression and recovery to benefit others. Sessions usually include a personal story, information-sharing and a discussion activity to encourage participants to open up about the challenges of early parenthood.

Find out more and request a community education session.

National Community Education

Our Community Champions program provides a range of community awareness-raising activities across the country, find out more >

PANDA Workshops

PANDA offers three workshops per year for health professionals working with expecting and new parents and their families. Based on experiences and data from the National Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Helpline and engagement with consumers, families and health services across the country these perinatal practice wisdom workshops aim to increase health professional knowledge and confidence in addressing the emotional and mental health needs of new parents.

Find out about upcoming workshops and subscribe to our workshop updates.

PANDA Training and Presentations

PANDA offers tailored training and presentations for professionals and volunteers working with expecting and new parents and their failies, on topics ranging from Signs and symptoms of perinatal anxiety & depression to Responding to risk in the perinatal period.

Find out more or request a training session or presentation.

Supported Playgroup and Group Facilitators

PANDA's Guide to Postnatal Depression Support Groups is a unique resource that assists in structuring the setup, monitoring and further development of a range of different support groups for women and their families. There can be a range of activities that take place in the group depending on the purpose of the group, the resources available and the skills of the facilitators.

Contact PANDA for more information about the Guide. Download the guide > Postnatal Depression Support Groups or email to order a copy.

While PANDA has exercised due care in ensuring the accuracy of the material contained on this website, the information is made available on the basis that PANDA is not providing professional advice on a particular matter. This website is not a substitute for independent professional advice. Nothing contained in this website is intended to be used as medical advice, nor should it be used as a substitute for your own health professional's advice.