Gen Whitlam (She/Her) is a proud mother of 2 boys with whom she parents alongside her long-term female partner. Despite being a Registered Psychologist, Gen had very little understanding of perinatal mental illness. This very quickly changed when she experienced postnatal psychosis in 2020 one week following the birth of her 2nd son. It was during this time that she became aware of the Gidget Foundation Australia and the important work they do supporting expectant and new parents. She also made a mental note to herself that she would do what she could to support this organisation when she was in a better position to do so. Gen'ss professional experience spans 20 years in the mental health and social service sectors, within government and non-government organisations. This includes her most recent role leading a large team of clinical and non-clinical staff delivering support services to people of diverse genders and sexualities.