WHERE DO I START?
It’s very common to feel overwhelmed and stressed during pregnancy or when looking after a new baby, so it’s a good idea to have a conversation with a trusted person. Sometimes mothers and fathers can find help in supportive friends, relatives or health professionals.
EMOTIONAL WELLBEING PROGRAM
The Emotional Wellbeing Program is available to all pregnant women booked to have their baby at North Shore Private Hospital or the Mater Hospital, North Sydney (NSW).
GIDGET HOUSE SUPPORT
Gidget Houses are easily accessible and provide compassionate holistic care for patients and their families. A safe haven for parents, a single location where mothers and fathers are respected and the needs of each unique family are paramount.
START TALKING TELEHEALTH
The Gidget Foundation will launch its Start Taking program, which provides telehealth psychological counselling services for expectant and new parents suffering from perinatal depression and anxiety who are currently unable to attend face-to-face sessions.
OTHER SUPPORT SERVICES
For those suffering from Perinatal Depression and Anxiety, broader support services can be accessed.