Here is list of some very useful and supportive organisations that look after your emotional and mental wellbeing during pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period.
The Gidget Foundation
Gidget Foundation is made up of a dedicated group of health professionals, parents, friends, family members, and supporters – all of whom share a passion for raising awareness of Perinatal Depression and Anxiety.
COPE – Centre of Perinatal Excellence.
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.
Their history and foundations are underpinned by extensive research and best practice. Building upon this, COPE provides a national, dedicated focus to perinatal mental health to address the identified issues that we know are currently preventing people from accessing timely and effective information and care.
Through their corporate objectives and governance, COPE works with others to achieve our purpose. Their work to date has been made possible through the invaluable financial and probono contributions of our partners.
Calmbirth invites you to join us and also support them as we work together to improve the lives of the many thousands of families currently affected by these debilitating and often devastating conditions.
PANDA – Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia
PANDA – Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia supports women, men and families across Australia affected by anxiety and depression during pregnancy and in the first year of parenthood. PANDA operates Australia’s only National Helpline for individuals and their families to recover from perinatal anxiety and depression, a serious illness that affects up to one in five expecting or new mums and one in ten expecting or new dads.
Offers Support. Advice and Action for anyone suffering from any kind of Depression.
Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Are a Kids Helpline. Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.