Perinatal Mental Health Week
PERINATAL MENTAL HEALTH WEEK | 8-14 NOVEMBER 2020
‘We’re here, we’re listening” is the theme for Perinatal Mental Health Week 2020, and a chance to raise awareness nationally of perinatal mental health, and support those expectant and new parents experiencing perinatal depression and anxiety.
1 in 5 new mums and 1 in 10 new dads will experience perinatal depression and anxiety.
The stigma around mental health, especially in parenting, still exists.
Please mark the dates in your diary, November 8-14, for a week of national awareness-raising and collaboration to ensure that parents in need are able to access the support they need.
We invite you to add your voice of hope and solidarity by sharing your story during Perinatal Mental Health Week. What part of your story offers hope and light to those currently experiencing perinatal mental health challenges?
Please download our digital tools to support the most important week in the perinatal mental health calendar.
DOWNLOAD AND SHARE OUR PERINATAL MENTAL HEALTH WEEK SOCIAL MEDIA IMAGES
PERINATAL MENTAL HEALTH WEEK 2020 DAILY THEMES
HOST AN EVENT OR BAKE TO SUPPORT EXPECTANT AND NEW PARENTS
This November, we are encouraging the community to come together, connect, and host an event (face to face or virtual) or bake in support of Gidget Foundation Australia.
This year has been challenging for many. Imagine expecting a baby or bringing a baby into the world during a pandemic. Physical distancing and the loss of their ‘village’ has increased anxiety in expectant and new parents. Gidget Foundation Australia has seen an 80% increase in people accessing our service. Your support and community connection have never been more needed, or important.