PANDA Workshops


Sharing our learning with other professionals

PANDA offers three full-day workshops per year for professionals working with expecting and new parents and their families.

What do we cover?

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 supporting the emotional and mental health needs of expecting and new parents.

Previous workshop topics have included family violence, perinatal anxiety, perinatal distress in fathers and non-birth mothers, working with refugees, motherhood as a grief and loss experience, and the needs of families affected by issues including sexual assault, birth trauma, IVF, premature birth, infant illness and disability, and many others. 

PANDA workshops are run at the Amora Hotel Riverwalk in Richmond, Victoria; a discount room rate is offered for participants requiring accommodation. Agencies in other states can request PANDA training or presentations.

What to expect

PANDA workshops bring together the latest research, learnings from the National Helpline (data, case studies and practice tips), professionals working in the relevant fields, and real life stories shared by parents. Workshops offer participants both knowledge and skills; their relevance and practical approach are consistently reflected in participant feedback: 

“Relevant, current and delivered well. Case studies are a great way to gain increased awareness, understanding and insight.” - MCH Nurse

“Ideas and suggestions that I can take back to the unit to improve our practice.” - Maternity Unit Manager 

“Real discussion, applicable information and inspiration.” - Counsellor 

Who attends PANDA workshops?

Workshops are relevant to all professionals and volunteers working with expecting and new parents and families. Participants include midwives and birth educators, maternal and child health nurses, psychologists and counsellors, social workers, GPs, allied health and early childhood professionals. 

Workshops are well priced and offer a significant student discount, which is also available to volunteers who are supporting families in the perinatal period. 

Make sure you don’t miss out!

Are you on our workshop email subscriber list? 
Recent workshops have been booking out, so sign up now to ensure you receive advanced notice of workshop dates, programs and speakers, and book early via this website. 

For more information contact our Community Education and Training Coordinator Sarah Marlowe at the national office on (03) 9926 9032 or  

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.