1 in 5 new mums and 1 in 10 new dads experience perinatal depression and anxiety, which is around 100,000 Australian parents each year.
The Hon. Emma McBride MP: Assistant Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
South Australian Mental Health Commissioner Taimi Allan
Ros Bates QLD Shadow Minister for Medical Research, Health and Ambulance and Women
Hon Ged Kearney MP, Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care
Ivan Frkovic, Queensland Mental Health Commissioner
Ingrid Stitt MP, the Victorian Minister for Mental Health, Ageing and Multicultural Affairs
Shannon Fentiman MP QLD Minister for Health, Mental Health & Ambulance Services & Minister for Women
A small gesture can have a big impact.
Shining the spotlight.
Parenting is magical but it’s hard.
Your Mental Health Matters.
Supporting the mental health of Australian families.
This time is special but can be challenging.
Stand against stigma, shame and guilt.
Each day we will have a new daily theme.
We welcome you to come back during Perinatal Health Week 6-12 November to learn more.
Help spread the word by sharing a theme image that resonates with you on social media tagged with #PMHWeek2023
Provides counselling and clinical psychology services to support pregnant women and couples, new parents, and bereaved parents.
Peer-led community dedicated to helping Australian and New Zealanders prevent and heal from birth-related trauma. We do this through advocacy, education, research and peer-led support.
The Australian Multiple Birth Association supports multiple birth families (twins, triplets or more) by providing educational resources, a village of support through local clubs and advocating on their behalf.
The unit assists mothers to adapt to the biological, psychological and social aspects of their disorder in a supportive and responsive environment. It also helps women experiencing mood disorders including anxiety and depression, in both pregnancy and postnatally.
Caring Mums volunteers help create the village by providing the much-needed emotional connection and support to new mothers and pregnant women.
COPE is the developer of Australia’s National Perinatal Guidelines, online training, universal screening platform (iCOPE), consumer information and e-referral pathways (e-COPE Directory).
Offers new and expecting fathers a father-facilitated place to connect, learn, share or ask questions about fatherhood.
Free national perinatal mental health care navigation phone service (1300 242 322), connecting new and expecting parents to the right mental health support.
Provides free psychological support through specialist face to face and telehealth counselling services as well as group therapy.
Provides evidence-based, easy to understand information on male health and advocates for change to empower men and boys to prioritise their health.
Provides high quality care for women through clinics in Melbourne and focusses on health, education, research and policy for women’s healthcare.
Supports parents with young children with free services for sleep, settling, feeding, routines, toddler behaviour and perinatal mental health.
Life’s Little Treasures Foundation (LLTF) is dedicated to providing practical support, information and assistance to families of babies born prematurely or sick.
Provides peer support and evidence- based resources for early parenting, sleep and settling, focusing on empowered parents and whole-family wellbeing.
Mama Tribe is a national grassroots movement and community, rallied behind a mission to ensure no mum is lonely, isolated or without support.
Miscarriage Australia are researchers and clinicians who aim to help all affected by miscarriage. They understand the need for evidence-based information, acknowledgement, advocacy and advice regarding miscarriage
Motherland is on a mission to eliminate the crippling isolation many rural mums face, offering a specialised mothers group program that every rural mum can access, regardless of her location.
MumSpace supports the mental health and emotional wellbeing of pregnant women, new mums and their families.
Supports expecting and new parents through the free National Perinatal Mental Health Helpline (9:00am to 7:30pm Monday to Friday AEST).
Supports parent wellbeing and infant development (conception to 2 years) through research and evidence based treatments.
Provides free peer-led mental health support, parenting programs and community groups to support families throughout pregnancy, birth and beyond.
Provides ongoing telephone counselling, psycho educational groups, facilitated Playgroup, free adjunct childcare and a variety of workshops.
Information and advice from pregnancy through to preschool available online, over the phone on 1800 882 436 (7am to midnight AET, 7 days a week) and by video call. Funded by the Australian Federal Government.
Pregnancy Counselling Link (PCL) is a Brisbane based service which provides free counselling and group programs, specialising in pregnancy, fertility and early parenting.
Connects parents to services in the South West of Australia to support emotional wellbeing during early parenthood.
Red Nose supports families with essential education and advice, and when a baby dies we offer vital bereavement support, including professional counselling and peer support services.
The Red Tree Foundation provides free grief counselling and bereavement support for any family in the South Australian community impacted by the sudden and unexpected death of their baby or child.
Provides new fathers with information and connections to online services through their mobile phones.
Provides perinatal mental health services for mothers, baby and their partners experiencing mental health issues throughout the perinatal period.
Still Aware provide support and evidence based education in pregnancy to enhance perinatal wellbeing and help reduce stillbirth risk and adverse pregnancy outcomes.
Supports the stillbirth community through funding research, advocacy and creating a supportive network for parents, family and friends.
Suicide Prevention Australia is the national peak body for the suicide prevention sector. They exist to provide a clear, collective voice for suicide prevention, so that together we can save lives.
The Australasian Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health aims to support the Australasian perinatal mental health community to develop high quality research and clinical care.
The Australian College of Midwives is the peak body for midwives in Australia. Midwives provide high quality maternity care for women, babies and families. This includes antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care importantly including recognising and supporting mothers and families who are experiencing perinatal mental health issues.
The Australian Fatherhood Research Consortium is a collaboration of researchers, practitioners and policy makers. We exist to advance the science of fatherhood, inform practice and policy that supports men and their families, and promote healthy inclusion of fathers in family life.
The Fathering Project (TFP) is a not for profit, non-denominational, research and evidenced based organisation that equips fathers and father figures to actively engage with their child’s development and provide positive change to their child’s life.
An Australia wide charity dedicated to the prevention and advocacy of maternal mental health disorders by creating communities for mums.
Provides the latest resources, information and peer-support for anyone impacted by miscarriage and early pregnancy loss.
Provides evidence-based online programs to manage stress, anxiety, and low mood during pregnancy and the postnatal period.
Works to protect the mental wellbeing of people who receive unexpected news regarding the health, development or genetics of their unborn baby..
Provides professional advice, education and guidance to families with a baby, toddler or pre-schooler.
Triple P helps families build better relationships with their children from a very early age and can help children adopt healthy behaviours early, preparing them for life’s challenges.
Rheanna Lotter is a proud Yuin woman and founder of Ngandabaa (Yun-Da-Baa; named after her grandfather Keith Thorne). Growing up in Willow Vale in the NSW Southern Highlands, Rheanna now lives and works in Western Sydney.
She has supported many companies and clients across Australia to showcase modern and contemporary Aboriginal Art, sharing culture in unique ways and creating artworks for all Australians to enjoy. Rheanna has worked with various organisations with bespoke artworks including Gidget Foundation Australia, the AFL and Boeing and recently designed the 2021 Australian Paralympic team uniforms.
Use our downloadable toolkit of social media messages and graphics to advocate for Perinatal Mental Health Week 2022.