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.
Free Antenatal Video
Gidget Foundation Australia’s Antenatal Video is a free resource available to all expectant and new parents nationally.
The video offers evidence-based, trusted information from mental health clinicians, an obstetric specialist and parents with lived experience of perinatal depression and anxiety.
START TALKING TELEHEALTH
The Gidget Foundation’s Start Taking program, 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.
GIDGET VIRTUAL VILLAGE
The Gidget Foundation Australia Facebook Group for expectant and new parents is a safe space to connect with the Foundation and other parents for peer support.
The experience of perinatal depression and anxiety is even tougher during these uncertain global times, it is critical that we connect and support expectant and new parents. Our COVID-19 support includes a comprehensive range of fact sheets, telehealth support, real life stories, links to trusted health authorities and more.
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.
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).
OTHER SUPPORT SERVICES
For those suffering from Perinatal Depression and Anxiety, broader support services can be accessed.