What We Do
Raising awareness, providing advocacy and education and delivering services for the treatment of perinatal depression and anxiety
Gidget Foundation Australia exists to support the emotional wellbeing of expectant and new parents to ensure they receive timely, appropriate and specialist care.
How we provide support
Gidget Foundation Australia's programs include:
What we do
- Gidget House provides free individual psychological counselling sessions (a maximum of 10 sessions) for expectant and new parents, delivered face-to-face from various locations in NSW, QLD and VIC.
- Start Talking Telehealth is a national service providing free telehealth psychological counselling services (a maximum of 10 sessions) for expectant and new parents delivered via a video call service, similar to FaceTime, Zoom or Skype.
- Gidget Emotional Wellbeing Screening Program promotes the early detection of PNDA through a hospital pre-admission appointment with a trained Gidget midwife.
- Gidget Emotional Wellbeing Workplace Program tailored programs for employees and management to promote engagement and develop strategies for mentally healthy workplaces.
- Gidget Village group treatment program.
- Gidget Virtual Village Facebook peer support groups.
- Education, Research & Online Tools for the community and health professionals as well as professional medical contribution to media and professional publications.
- Annual Tresillian Scholarship for a child and family health nurse to undertake a 12-month adult mental health course.
- Advocacy and active memberships of professional networks.
- Research and contribution to mainstream and professional publications.
- Development and distribution of resources to assist parents.
Can we support you?
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.
We're here to help you
It’s very common to feel overwhelmed and stressed during pregnancy or when looking after a new baby, so it’s a good idea to have a conversation with a trusted person.
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