10 Sep Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Awareness Week 2019
Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Awareness (PANDA) Week was established by PANDA in 2005 to increase the community’s understanding of perinatal mental illness and to reduce stigma.
The theme for PANDA Week 2019 (10-16 November) is ‘Let’s Get Real’, because many people are still afraid to talk about perinatal anxiety and depression and there are still many misconceptions about these serious and common illnesses.
Too many people don’t know the signs and symptoms, or where to seek help if they’re struggling.
Too many people are afraid to reveal what they’re feeling or delay seeking help because of fear of being seen as bad parents.
There’s a lot of baggage around mental health, and the mental health of expecting and new parents is no exception.
We want expecting and new mums and dads and their families to feel they can be open and honest about their feelings. As a community, we need to ‘get real’ about perinatal anxiety and depression.
This is what PANDA Week 2019 is all about.
For more information about perinatal anxiety and depression, or to speak with Rosalind about challenges you may be experiencing as a parent, make contact here.