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National Telehealth Program for Families Experiencing Perinatal Depression and Anxiety

Gidget Foundation Australia’s Start Talking program provides free specialist perinatal telehealth psychological counselling services for expectant and new parents nationwide.

Services are provided by psychologists and social workers and are delivered via a video call service, similar to FaceTime or Skype.

Start Talking offers the same quality of care available through Gidget Foundation Australia’s face-to-face psychology services at Gidget House, affording quality treatment for those with limited access.

Support is also provided to people who have experienced a pregnancy or childbirth-related loss, such as stillbirth, miscarriage or termination, within the last 12 months.

Partners are also able to access our specialised services.

Our perinatal mental health specialists provide up to 10 psychological counselling sessions free of charge within a calendar year. To access Start Talking, you will need a referral from a GP, including a mental health care plan.

Download our Frequently Asked Questions to find out more about the Start Talking program.

For more information, or to book an appointment, send our supportive staff an email on starttalking@gidgetfoundation.org.au or call us on 1300 851 758.

If it wasn't for the support I received from my ever so patient husband, and Gidget Foundation's Start Talking service, I honestly don't know where I'd be today.

Amy Harris

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