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A website to help dads look after themselves and those around them. With information, stories and videos about parenting and perinatal depression and anxiety.

1 in 20 dads are diagnosed with postnatal depression and 21000 estimated dads with partners diagnosed with postnatal depression are at risk.

Remember to ask How is Dad going?

 
ZIP IT 2013

The ZIP IT campaign highlights how important it is for people to speak up and break the silence for mental health. There is no shame in feeling sad or unhappy. 

Be sure to sign up for the ZIP IT challenge and select PANDA as your charity and on World Mental Health Day Thursday October 10 2013 – DONATE YOUR VOICE.

www.zipit.org.au

Hold your own fundraiser for PANDA

Support PANDA by holding your own Night Off-Night Out or other fundraiser.

Our new Fundraising Kit has everything you need to know, so download it today and have fun while you support a great cause.

 
Other language fact sheets PANDA now has a Postnatal Depression fact sheet available in seven languages.

Click here to download them.

PANDA's helpline is available in Australia from 10am to 5pm (AEST) Monday to Friday.  1300 726 306

Speaking with PANDA's counsellors and trained volunteers is confidential and open to women and men as well family and friends.
Need Help Now? 
Find important contact details here.

Only a phone call away PANDA's helpline is available in Australia from 10am to 5pm (AEST) Monday to Friday. Speaking with PANDA's counsellors and trained volunteers is confidential and open to women and men as well family and friends. Ongoing follow up calls for counselling and support are usually provided.

For urgent help contact Ambulance or Police on 000 or go to the Emergency Department of your local hospital.
Need Help Now?
Find important contact details here.

Behind the Mask This film presents real life stories of new parents who've experienced and overcome perinatal depression and anxiety. It talks honestly about their stories and features insights from experts and health professionals. It provides an opportunity to look behind the mask of secrecy that often conceals the true feelings of those effected by this debilitating condition.
You can view the DVD trailer on
PANDA's youtube page. DVD's are available to purchase with our Resource Order form.

 

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Antenatal Depression

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Symptoms of Antenatal Depression

Everyone's experience of pregnancy is different, however just as there are expected physical changes, there are also some common changes in emotion associated with each trimester, such as mood swings, anxiety, sensuality and excitement.  So when should a woman be concerned that what she is experiencing falls outside these normal variation in mood?  A woman may be suffering from antenatal depression if she feels some of the following symptoms during her pregnancy:

  • Inability to concentrate and difficulty remembering
  • Difficulty making decisions
  • Anxiety about the pregnancy or becoming parents
  • Feeling emotionally numb
  • Extreme irritability
  • Sleep problems not related to the pregnancy
  • Extreme or unending fatigue
  • A desire to eat all the time or not wanting to eat at all
  • Weight loss or weight gain not related to pregnancy
  • Loss of interest in sex
  • A sense that nothing feels enjoyable or fun any more, including the pregnancy
  • Feeling like a failure, feelings of guilt
  • Persistent sadness.
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

 

 

 

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