Other Support Services
For those suffering from Perinatal Depression and Anxiety
Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
If you need help call 13 11 14
PANDA’s national helpline is available to provide support and information to families experiencing perinatal anxiety and depression.
Callers are supported by someone who really understands how they are feeling and knows how to help them take the first step to recovery. Many of PANDA’s trained counsellors – a combination professional staff and peer support volunteers – have experienced perinatal anxiety and or depression themselves. You do not need a diagnosis of perinatal anxiety or depression to call PANDA. Partners, family member and or friends supporting a loved one with perinatal anxiety or depression can also call PANDA’s National Helpline. For more information visit >
National Helpline: If you need immediate help call 1300 726 306
Mon to Fri, 9am – 7.30pm AEST
The Black Dog Institute
The Black Dog Institute is a translational research institute that aims to reduce the incidence of mental illness and the stigma around it, to actively reduce suicide rates and empower everyone to live the most mentally healthy lives possible.
Beyond Blue creates mentally healthy environments and supports people across Australia – whatever their age and wherever they live.
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.
St John of God Health Care
A range of services are provided for mothers, fathers and babies including:
Mother and Baby Residential Care Unit (02) 9715 9200
Professional Support Service in Blacktown: Raphael Centre (02) 9839 0900
Provides residential units for mothers experiencing problems during the postnatal period, parenting services, and a home visiting service.
Careline – 1300 227 464
Tresillian Family Care Centres
Provides guidance to new parents, a residential service, an outreach home-visiting service and support groups. Advice is also provided to parents through their phone service and through online support.
Parent Help Line – 1800 272 736
Australasian Birth Trauma Association
The Australasian Birth Trauma Association is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting women and their families who have sustained physical and/or psychological birth trauma. Our aim is to increase awareness and help support healthcare professionals through education and connection.
Services you may find helpful
|Mum for Mum Volunteers providing home based help||http://www.mumformum.org.au
|Mum Friday Support service for new parents $90 per hr||http://mumfriday.com.au
0400 461 205 or
|From 2 to 3 Couples counselling||http://www.from2to3.com.au
0412 882 345 or
|Flourishing Mothers Coaching packages for mothers (including pregnancy, early parenting and return to work)||http://www.flourishingmothers.com.au/
0421 053 668 or
|The Sleep Coach Supporting parents with settling babies and developing good sleeping routines||http://www.thesleepcoach.com.au/
0411 501 338 or
|Tiny Touch Baby Massage Individual and group sessions teaching massage techniques to parents for babies||http://www.tinytouch.com.au/
0411 143 582 or
|Elly Taylor Parenting program for new parents with a book to match||Elly Taylor
|Kate Donohoe Counselling||Kate Donohoe
0417 423 012
|Pram Power Mum and Bub Fitness Classes||http://prampower.com.au/|
|Michele Elsom Counselling for families with young children||http://newparentcounselling.com.au/home/|
|Blossoming Bods Offers holistic support to families during pregnancy, birth and the early stages of parenthood||Miriam Agnew
0448 223 463