Helpful contacts and websites
If you or someone you know is in danger or needs immediate medical attention, please call 000.
For crisis support and suicide prevention please call Lifeline 13 11 14 (24 hours). Lifeline also offer online crisis support chat (7pm-midnight; 7 days/Syd time) via their website here
Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA) support women, men and families across Australia affected by anxiety and depression during pregnancy and in the first year of parenthood.
If you have concerns about your mental health or that of someone you care about, for more information please call the PANDA National Helpline (Mon-Fri 9am-7:30pm AEST/AEDT) on 1300 726 306. Or visit the PANDA website here
If you are an Expecting or New Parent, you can also complete a Mental Health Checklist here
Beyond Blue works to raise awareness of depression, anxiety and suicide prevention, reduce the stigma surrounding these issues and to encourage people to seek support when they need it.
If you would like to talk to someone about your well being you can call 1300 22 4636 available 24/7.
Web chat is also available here between 3pm and 12am.
Additional resources about perinatal mental health can be accessed here
The Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE) is a not-for-profit organisation devoted to reducing the impacts of emotional and mental health problems in the pre and postnatal periods. COPE review and update the National Perinatal Mental Health Guideline which can be downloaded here
Gidget Foundation Australia is a not for profit organisation supporting the emotional well being of expectant and new parents to ensure that those in need receive timely, appropriate and supportive care.
For more information visit the Gidget Foundation website here
MumSpace is led by the Perinatal Depression e-Consortium (PDeC). MumSpace is Australia’s new one-stop website providing advice and support for the mental health and emotional well being of pregnant women, new mums and their families.
For more information visit the MumSpace website here