Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness

Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness

Perinatal Mental Health Week | 8-14 November 2020

‘Help us reach one more person’

1 in 5 new mums and 1 in 10 new dads will experience perinatal depression and anxiety.

We know what it’s like to need support, particularly when coping with Perinatal Anxiety and Depression.

We are experiencing uncertain and unsettling times in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Heightened levels of stress during this time can make it difficult for expectant and new parents to fully experience the joy of having a baby and to deal effectively with stressors and mental health concerns that can arise during this time.

Now more than ever it is vital for expecting and new parents to know they are not alone and can reach out for help. During times of stress, negative feelings can escalate. MumSpace connects directly to free and effective online programs and apps developed for Australian parents to deal with depression and anxiety during pregnancy and after birth.

With MumSpace, expectant and new parents can access supports that are suitable for all new parents, a little extra help when you need it, and online treatments for anxiety and depression. You never have to feel that you are alone.

Perinatal Depression and Anxiety awareness is the first step in helping expecting and new parents know they are not alone and can reach out for help. You can help our awareness campaign by sharing important information about perinatal mental health with your networks.

Your MumSpace Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Kit contains social media tiles with a focus on perinatal mental health and the support tools available. Please feel free to download these and share these via your website, newsletters, platforms, and networks.

If you can ‘help us reach one more person’, to let them know it’s OK to ask for help and where they can seek support, then together, we will have made a difference.

Download and share our Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Images and help us support new mums and dads.