If you’re looking for more information or resources about Perinatal Depression & Anxiety for specific target groups, here are some useful links to explore:
For Expectant or New Parents
The beyondblue guide to emotional health and wellbeing during pregnancy and early parenthood
This beyondblue guide explains some of the common emotional challenges faced by new and expectant parents, and offers practical advice for mothers and partners on how to deal with these challenges.
Beyondblue: “Mind the Bump” Meditation App:
This App provides tailored exercises to support one’s mental and emotion wellbeing from day one of pregnancy through to 24 months after birth. The program is for mothers, fathers, single parents and same-sex couples. It can also be used by health professionals working with new and expecting parents.
“What Were We Thinking?” – Support App by Jean Hailes for Women’s Health
What Were We Thinking offers parents and health professionals two e-resources that help parents adjust to the first six months of life with a baby and increase their caregiving confidence. It available as a mobile app on Android and iOS & as professionally moderated parenting blog
Beyond Blue: Dad’s Handbook – A guide to the first 12 months
Beyond Blue: Dad’s Handbook contains just about everything a Dad needs to know about the first 12 months:
Dadvice is beyondblue’s four part web series which follows a group of new dads on their journey into fatherhood
SMS4dads is a new project to keep in touch with dads before and after the birth through their mobile phones. The idea is to send text messages with tips, information and links to other services for new dads. The tips in the text will help a dad connect with his baby but they will also help him be a support to his partner. Some texts will remind dad to take care of himself as well.
How is Dad Going?
PANDA’s website for dads whose lives have been affected by perinatal depression and anxiety. ‘How is Dad Going?’ is meant to complement the existing PANDA website but focus specifically on men, either as new dads who experience perinatal depression themselves or whose partners have perinatal depression which can be very challenging for dads.
Stayin’ on Track:
Stayin’ on Track is an online resource developed by Aboriginal men for Aboriginal dads. It is a platform to yarn up about being a young dad and hear what other young dads have to say about the real stuff of fathering at a young age – the build-up to being a dad, how it went down, and the bumpy ride of birth and beyond.
For Young (16 – 24 years) and/or new parents
I’ve Been There:
I’ve Been There is an educational website for young parents to find out more about pregnancy and parenting, as well as some of the mental health problems that are common during this time.
For Culturally & Linguistically diverse (CALD) groups
PANDA have a range of translated factsheets on Anxiety & Depression in Pregnancy & Early Parenthood available in Arabic, Chinese, Vietnamese, Urdu & Somali.
For LGBTIQ groups:
PANDA Factsheets: for LGBTIQ Families and Perinatal Anxiety & Depression
COPE: Centre of Perinatal Excellence
Information for grandparents – COPE: Centre of Perinatal Excellence