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PANDA is a national support, information and referral service for anyone affected by postnatal depression (PND), antenatal depression or postnatal psychosis, or anyone who wants more information about these conditions. PANDA has granted Raising Children Network permission to use its fact sheets on antenatal and postnatal depression.


PANDA is a national service for women and men affected by antenatal depression, postnatal depression or postnatal psychosis, and for people who need information about these conditions.

PANDA’s staff and volunteers are managed by a Board, many of whom have experienced PND. Volunteers are trained as telephone support workers for the National Perinatal Depression Helpline. 

PANDA has a national database of services that are known to be sensitive to postnatal and antenatal depression, including general practitioners, psychiatrists, counsellors, psychologists and support groups.

PANDA produces and distributes accurate information to health professionals and the wider community, to ensure that people affected by mood changes related to pregnancy and childbirth can get appropriate help as early as possible.

The PANDA Helpline is available nationally Monday-Friday, 10 am-5 pm (AEST) on 1300 726 306.

PANDA and Raising Children Network

PANDA has produced a series of user-friendly fact sheets for women and men who might be experiencing PND. Raising Children Network has been kindly granted permission to reproduce six of the fact sheets on the Raising Children Network website.

You can find out more by visiting PANDA, or by visiting the PANDA website for dads, How is Dad Going? 
  • Last updated or reviewed 08-09-2014