Episode 315: CEO of Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia (PANDA) Terri Smith talks about anxiety and depression in new parents and help thats available

Episode 315: CEO of Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia (PANDA) Terri Smith talks about anxiety and depression in new parents and help thats available
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PANDA (Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia) is a national not-for-profit organisation that was formed in Victoria in 1985. It’s estimated 1800 new parents are diagnosed EVERY WEEK with post natal depression and PANDA provides the only specialist national perinatal mental health telephone counselling service, as well as working to reduce the stigma around perinatal anxiety and depression, and providing education services to health professionals and the wider community. With a strong background in community organisations, Terri Smith took on the role of CEO of PANDA in December 2014. She joins us to talk about the signs and treatments available, and how fathers can also be affected.

PLUS Alison Hill talks procrastination.

0:00 – Intro
1:48 – Alison Hill
9:12 – #quotable from Napoleon Hill
11:26 – Terri Smith, CEO of PANDA
23:36 – Conclusion

For parents wanting help, contact the PANDA National Helpline on 1300 726 306. Anyone else needing assistance or someone to speak to can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14, or BeyondBlue on 1300 22 4636.

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