If you are experiencing any distressing symptoms, such as depression and anxiety, we recommend you speak with your doctor, midwife, or child and family health nurse can provide you with assistance or arrange for you to see a specialist.
However, if you feel concerned for your well being or that of a loved one, then we advise you seek help IMMEDIATELY.
Here are some helpful contacts for you to get the support you need.
PANDA National Helpline
If you are suffering from perinatal mental health related issues. You can call the PANDA National Helpline on 1300 726 306 between 9am and 7.30pm AEST or visit their website here.
For depression and anxiety related matters, you can contact Lifeline here or call them on 13 11 14.
Here is the Beyond Blue website or you can call them on 1300 22 4636 for out of hours support.
Australian Government: Head to Health
Head to Health has more than 500 digital resources to support your wellbeing and mental health. Check out their website here.
Aussies who suffer from eating disorders and negative body image issues can contact the Butterfly Foundation here or call them on 1800 33 4673.
This helpline is for anyone who needs to reconnect or just wants a chat. All conversations with FriendLine are casual and anonymous. Contact Friendline here.
Headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation for anyone suffering or having a tough time, they can be contacted here.
1800RESPECT is a helpline for those experiencing sexual assault or domestic family violence. It’s a 24-hour counselling service with online support for workers and professionals.Their phone number is: 1800 737 732
This is a telephone service set up for parents and carers of children aged 0-18 in New South Wales. Contact Parentline here or phone: 1300 1300 52
Relationships Australia provides support for individuals, families and communities. Phone: 1300 364 277
SANE Australia helps all Aussies affected by mental illness. You can call on 1800 187 263 or contact here.
Stride Mental Health
It was formerly known as Aftercare. You can contact them here.
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