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Perinatal Mental Health Conference 2024

For the latest approaches and research into perinatal mental health
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Podcast series 2 now streaming!

A podcast that tells the silent truth of PNDA
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Supporting the emotional wellbeing of expectant and new parents

Through our services, we ensure that parents receive timely, appropriate and specialist care.
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Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Training and Development Institute

Developed by Gidget Foundation Australia in an effort to address the nationwide shortage of specialist perinatal mental health clinicians.
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Support and resources for dads and non-birthing partners

Gidget Foundation Australia is here for expectant and new dads with a range of supports.
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NEW: Gidget is here for you

The early days can be tough. The world can feel overwhelming. Everything is new, and they haven't learned how to cope yet. They don't understand why they have these feelings or how to ask for help. This is the time they need us most. Just to know we're there and that they are not alone. If you're struggling or know someone that is, Gidget Foundation Australia is here for you.

Gidget Angel Stories
Gidget Angel Stories
Gidget Angel Stories

Real Stories

We are fortunate to have a dedicated group of parents who have generously shared their stories to support us and others. In recognition of their commitment and bravery, we call them our Gidget Angels.

Our story starts
with Gidget

Gidget was the nickname of  a vibrant young mother who tragically took her own life while experiencing unrecognised postnatal depression.

In her honour, her family and friends created Gidget Foundation Australia, which evokes Gidget’s warmth and lively spirit.

A beautiful young lady wearing a hat.

Our story starts with Gidget

Gidget was the nickname of a vibrant young mother who tragically took her own life while experiencing postnatal depression, a diagnosis that she kept to herself.

In her honour, her family and friends created Gidget Foundation Australia, which evokes Gidget’s warmth and lively spirit.

Our story starts with Gidget

Our Mission

Gidget Foundation Australia exists to support the emotional wellbeing of expectant and new parents to ensure they receive timely, appropriate and specialist care.

Our Mission
Helpful Resources for Expectant and New Parents

Helpful Resources for Expectant and New Parents

The parenthood journey is a time of great change and adjustment. Your emotional health is just as important as your physical health.