Services for postnatal depression/anxiety
If you or your partner is feeling depressed or anxious there is a lot of support for you, including Dr Mellanie Rollans. Please discuss your concerns and feelings with any or all of the following health professionals who can refer you to a counsellor if necessary: GP, Early childhood nurse, Tresillian, Karitane, Obstetrician, Midwife, local maternity hospital.
Emergency departments at public hospitals, such as Prince of Wales Hospital, provide assessment and support for anyone experiencing acute anxiety, depression or psychosis, especially if you or your partner have any thoughts of harming yourself or harming your baby.
Alternatively urgent assistance or advice can be obtained by contacting the Crisis or Acute Care team on 1800 011 511.
Perinatal depression line 1300 726 306 or www.panda.org.au
Mum for Mum is a service for new mothers having difficulty coping with motherhood, who don’t have their mums around. Support is given free of charge by older women in your home. firstname.lastname@example.org or 9363 0257