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
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
Services you may find helpful
|Mum for Mum Volunteers providing home based help||http://www.mumformum.org.au Nadine Alhadeff firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mum Friday Support service for new parents $90 per hr||http://mumfriday.com.au Karina Lane 0400 461 205 or email@example.com|
|From 2 to 3 Couples counselling||http://www.from2to3.com.au Ginny Lindsay 0412 882 345 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Flourishing Mothers Coaching packages for mothers (including pregnancy, early parenting and return to work)||http://www.flourishingmothers.com.au/ Debra Close 0421 053 668 or email@example.com Kate Wilkie 0478 121 777 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
|The Sleep Coach Supporting parents with settling babies and developing good sleeping routines||http://www.thesleepcoach.com.au/ Cheryl Fingelson 0411 501 338 or email@example.com|
|Tiny Touch Baby Massage Individual and group sessions teaching massage techniques to parents for babies||http://www.tinytouch.com.au/ Marylin Wilson 0411 143 582 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Elly Taylor Parenting program for new parents with a book to match||http://ellytaylor.com.au Elly Taylor email@example.com|
|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/|