PANDA’s National Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Helpline is the only national dedicated perinatal mental health service. It has a unique purpose: to support the emotional and mental health needs of expecting and new parents and to minimise the risks of potentially devastating outcomes from unrecognised and untreated perinatal mental illness.
Callers to PANDA’s Helpline are supported by someone who really understands how they are feeling and knows how to help them take the first step to recovery. Many of our trained counsellors – a combination of professional staff and peer support volunteers – have a personal experience of postnatal anxiety and depression. In addition, every day they hear about the experiences of families across Australia as they deal with perinatal anxiety and depression. This means they fully understand the complex difficulties callers to the Helpline are going through.