Postnatal Depression Awareness Week
PND Awareness Week will be 16 - 22 November for 2014
Help raise awareness and funds to fight perinatal depression and anxiety (during pregnancy and after birth) during Postnatal Depression Awareness Week.
More than 1 in 7 new mums and 1 in 20 new dads are diagnosed with postnatal depression every year in Australia; over 100,000 in 2013. Many more experience it.
Perinatal depression affects the whole family and without treatment, it can change the lives of families forever. But it can be treated and people recover every day with the right support.
Perinatal depression is different for everyone, Learn how to spot the signs and help new parents get the information and care they need.
- Hold your own special fundraising event
- Join the Conversation at #bePNDaware, PANDA's PND Week initiative
- Post a picture to Instagram and spread the word on Wednesday 19 Nov
- Make a donation
- Print or Download PANDA’s fact sheets
- Call our National Perinatal Depression Helpline 1300 726 306
New dads can get support and information designed specifically for them at PANDA's brother site www.howisdadgoing.org.au
You will help PANDA continue to provide our vital information and support services, including:
- National Perinatal Depression Helpline which provides counselling, support and referrals to families
- HomeStart, an in-home volunteer visiting and support program
- Information, education and training seminars for parent groups and health professionals
- Assistance setting up postnatal depression support groups
- National resource and service referral database
PANDA is urging anyone who has concerns about antenatal and postnatal depression to call the national helpline on 1300 726 306 Monday to Friday between 10am and 5pm AEST or see their GP.
PANDA created an infographic to try to bring a small change to the use of the PND acronym. PANDA would like to see the term PND become a reference to Perinatal Depression so that we include both antenatal and postnatal depression & anxiety in our discussions and references to mood disorders associated with pregnancy and child birth. It would be great if this year we see it as Perinatal Depression Awareness Week to acknowledge all the parents who struggle through pregnancy too.