'I need my mum': Migrant mothers with postnatal depression write open letter to Jenny Morrison
"Becoming a parent is life-changing and new parents often rely on their own family for support. But with border restrictions this is no longer possible for some.
A group of new mothers say Australia's current border restrictions - which prevent their parents overseas from entering the country - are worsening their mental health. They're now pleading for help from someone they think will understand their situation: the prime minister's wife Jenny Morrison.
PANDA chief executive Julie Borninkhof says for many people, not being able to have family around them at this time has increased their mental vulnerability and distress. In the last 18 months the pandemic has led to a doubling in the calls received at PANDA with 3,261 calls for help on average per month via SMS, messages and phone calls."