Below are a range of agencies who provide free telephone support, information resources and services to assist you to access further information, support and care at stages throughout your perinatal journey.
If you or someone you care about is in crisis and you think that immediate help is needed, call triple zero (000) or go to your local hospital emergency department.
Lifeline: 13 11 14
Provides access to crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support services. Suicide callback service: 1300 659 467 Provides crisis counselling to people at risk of suicide, carers for someone who is suicidal and those bereaved by suicide 24/7.
Support for grief and loss
SANDS: 1300 072 637
Provides information via their website confidential 24/7 support by trained parent supporters who have a personal understanding of the grief and confusion that may be experienced following miscarriage, stillbirth or the death of a baby. SANDS also holds group support meetings and more details about these are available on their website.
Post and Antenatal Depression Association Inc (PANDA): 1300 726 306
Provides free telephone support counselling and information on antenatal and postnatal depression on their website.
Beyondblue, the national depression and anxiety initiative: 1300 224 636
A professional telephone and online support, information and referral service for men to assist with relationship problems.
Relationships Australia: 1300 364 277
Provide relationship support services through counselling, family dispute resolution for couples experiencing relationship problems.
Mental Health and Wellbeing Support
Gidget Foundation Australia
Gidget Foundation Australia is a not for profit organisation supporting the emotional wellbeing of expectant and new parents to ensure that those in need receive timely, appropriate and supportive care