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Other Support Services

Other Support Services

For those suffering from Perinatal Depression and Anxiety



Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

If you need help call 13 11 14


PANDA’s national helpline is available to provide support and information to families experiencing perinatal anxiety and depression.

Callers are supported by someone who really understands how they are feeling and knows how to help them take the first step to recovery. Many of PANDA’s trained counsellors – a combination professional staff and peer support volunteers – have experienced perinatal anxiety and or depression themselves. You do not need a diagnosis of perinatal anxiety or depression to call PANDA. Partners, family member and or friends supporting a loved one with perinatal anxiety or depression can also call PANDA’s National Helpline. For more information visit >


National Helpline: If you need immediate help call 1300 726 306 

Mon to Fri, 9am – 7.30pm AEST

The Black Dog Institute

The Black Dog Institute is a translational research institute that aims to reduce the incidence of mental illness and the stigma around it, to actively reduce suicide rates and empower everyone to live the most mentally healthy lives possible.


Beyond Blue



Beyond Blue creates mentally healthy environments and supports people across Australia – whatever their age and wherever they live.





Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE) is a not-for-profit organisation devoted to reducing the impacts of emotional and mental health problems in the pre and postnatal periods.

St John of God Health Care

A range of services are provided for mothers, fathers and babies including:
Mother and Baby Residential Care Unit (02) 9715 9200

Professional Support Service in Blacktown: Raphael Centre (02) 9839 0900


Provides residential units for mothers experiencing problems during the postnatal period, parenting services, and a home visiting service.
Careline – 1300 227 464

Tresillian Family Care Centres

Provides guidance to new parents, a residential service, an outreach home-visiting service and support groups.  Advice is also provided to parents through their phone service and through online support.

Parent Help Line – 1800 272 736

Australasian Birth Trauma Association

The Australasian Birth Trauma Association is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting women and their families who have sustained physical and/or psychological birth trauma. Our aim is to increase awareness and help support healthcare professionals through education and connection.


Helpful Websites

Lifeline www.lifeline.org.au
Essential Baby www.essentialbaby.com.au
Postnatal Depression – Better Health Channel www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au
Depression After Delivery www.depressionafterdelivery.com
Mensline www.mensline.org.au

Services you may find helpful

Mum for Mum Volunteers providing home based help http://www.mumformum.org.au
Nadine Alhadeff
Mum Friday Support service for new parents $90 per hr http://mumfriday.com.au
Karina Lane
0400 461 205 or
From 2 to 3 Couples counselling http://www.from2to3.com.au
Ginny Lindsay
0412 882 345 or
Flourishing Mothers Coaching packages for mothers (including pregnancy, early parenting and return to work) http://www.flourishingmothers.com.au/
Debra Close
0421 053 668 or

Kate Wilkie
0478 121 777 or

The Sleep Coach Supporting parents with settling babies and developing good sleeping routines http://www.thesleepcoach.com.au/
Cheryl Fingelson
0411 501 338 or
Tiny Touch Baby Massage Individual and group sessions teaching massage techniques to parents for babies http://www.tinytouch.com.au/
Marylin Wilson
0411 143 582 or
Elly Taylor Parenting program for new parents with a book to match Elly Taylor
Kate Donohoe Counselling Kate Donohoe
0417 423 012
Pram Power Mum and Bub Fitness Classes http://prampower.com.au/
Michele Elsom Counselling for families with young children http://newparentcounselling.com.au/home/
Blossoming Bods Offers holistic support to families during pregnancy, birth and the early stages of parenthood Miriam Agnew
0448 223 463
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