OUR NEW PODCAST SERIES IS NOW STREAMING! 🎙️🌸 *1 in 5 mothers, 1 in 10 fathers*
To raise awareness and reduce stigma around perinatal mental health issues, Gidget Foundation Australia has launched an eight-episode podcast series in partnership with LiSTNR. The podcast – called 1 in 5 mothers, 1 in 10 fathers, hosted by 9 News Presenter, Davina Smith - is being released ahead of World Maternal Mental Health Day on 3 May 2023.
The podcast aims to raise awareness about perinatal depression and anxiety and share firsthand stories of parents with lived experience to illustrate the varied impacts of PNDA and to help others feel less alone.
Ambassador for Gidget Foundation Australia and podcast host, Davina Smith says, “Having personally suffered from perinatal depression, this project is one that is very close to my heart. To hear such raw and honest accounts firsthand from both mothers and fathers is a step in the right direction to reducing the stigma associated with PNDA. I’m honoured to work alongside GFA in this series to explore the realities of parenthood, break down misconceptions and give parents expert tools on how and when to seek support.”
The eight-episode podcast will be released weekly on Thursdays, with a second season to follow. Each episode will delve into a personal story of the one in five mothers and one in ten fathers living with PNDA in Australia and provide expert insights from one of the Gidget Foundation’s various perinatal mental health clinical specialists.
Gidget Foundation Australia is hoping the podcast will change the way people see PNDA and is encouraging expectant and new parents to ‘start talking’ to lessen feelings of isolation and feel supported.
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*Made in partnership with LiSTNR.
*This new series is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, LiSTNR, and The Gidget Foundation website.