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Helpful Resources

000 - if your life, or your child’s life, is in immediate danger

13 11 14 - Lifeline (Australia) is available 24 hours a day for support

befrienders.org - provides contact details for support worldwide

PANDA National Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Helpline- 1300 726 306 Mon to Fri, 9am – 7.30pm AEST

befrienders.org – provides contact details for support worldwide

tresillian.org.au – Advice and tips on settling, activities, feeding and crying babies

karitane.com.au – Parenting support and advice age zero to 5 years

centreforperinatalpsychology.com.au– Psychological support for pre-conception to 3 years, including loss

gidgetfoundation.org.au– Support services for families suffering emotional distress during pregnancy and early parenting

panda.org.au– Information and support for Perinatal Anxiety and Depression

What is Lifeline?

Watch the video below to find out about what kind of support Lifeline Telephone call service provides.

See your GP

It can be hard to bring up mental health concerns with your doctor. The video below contains some suggestions on how the discussion can be started.

A GP (General Practitioner, Australia) can provide you with assistance or refer you to a Psychologist or Psychiatrist. In some cases, Medicare may provide a rebate when you are referred through a GP.

The Australian Psychological Society has information about getting access to a Psychologist through Medicare (Australia).

Resources for Birth Trauma and Loss

SANDS– Miscarriage, stillbirth and newborn death support, 24hr Support: 1300 072 637

Pink Elephants Support Network– resources and support groups for infertility and early pregnancy loss

Bears of Hope – support services for pregnancy and infant loss

Australasian Birth Trauma Association–  information, support and advocacy

Further Resources

Books

Towards Parenthood: Preparing for the Changes and Challenges of a New Baby. A self-help book supporting new parents and parents-to-be prepare for the emotional journey of parenthood, giving you strategies to build the relationship you have with your baby and cope with any challenges.

Becoming Mum. A book to support and empower women to discover and become the mother they want to be.  With guidance on using mindfulness and acceptance to build your bond with your child, manage negative experiences, strengthen your relationships and practical strategies to help you through challenges.

Specific Resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Parents and Carers

wellmob.org.au  – online resources for wellbeing made by and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

raisingchildren.net.au/for-professionals/aboriginal-torres-strait-islanders-parents – resources designed in consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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