Help for mums in crisis
PANDA Community Champion Renee Knight met recently with Victorian Minister for Health Martin Foley and representatives of the Werribee Mercy Hospital, where she stayed as a new mum struggling with postnatal anxiety and depression at the hospital’s Mother Baby Unit (MBU). Renee shared her experience of coming into the MBU, helping to raise awareness about perinatal anxiety and depression and the importance of MBUs in providing appropriate care and treatment for mothers and their babies when an acute hospital admission is necessary. This kind of specialist care helps mums recover while also helping them develop a crucial bond with their new baby.
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