Let's talk about Perinatal Depression and Anxiety

Join us on Friday, 13th November to talk about Perinatal Depression and Anxiety

The Land and RAMHP have partnered to get more people talking about mental health.

When: Friday 13th November  at 12 noon

Where: Go to www.theland.com.au on the day and follow the links.

According to current research up to 1 in 7 parents experience depression in the year following birth and up to 1 in 10 women experience depression during pregnancy*. Men can also experience antenatal and postnatal depression independently from their partners

The illness does not discriminate, and if left untreated can have far reaching effects on a person’s health and wellbeing.

To tie in with Perinatal Anxiety and Depression week (15-21st November) this month’s forum aims to raise awareness and help people understand what the symptoms are and how to seek help.

Our expert panel are ready to answer your questions about a number of important issues including:

• What are the symptoms of perinatal depression
• Where and when to seek help
• How to identify if someone needs help, including partners
• How to support your partner who may be at risk or suffering from perinatal depression and anxiety
• Tips to reduce stress and anxiety

*Mental Health Association NSW

Panel members include:

Jennifer Wannan
Jennifer is a Mid-Wife and Child and Family Health Nurse from Western Local Health District.  She grew up in rural NSW and has experienced the hardships of drought, financial crisis and postnatal depression. It was her experience of being an isolated mother that motivated her to train as a Midwife and Child and Family Health Nurse. She is passionate about rural and remote mental health.
Jenni Richardson
In her role as PANDA’s National Anxiety & Depression Helpline and Programs Manager Jenni hears the concerns of mums and dads every day in relation to the challenges of early parenthood and the distress associated with anxiety or depression during pregnancy or following the birth of a baby. 


Christina Hunt
Christina is a Perinatal & Infant Mental Health Clinical Coordinator/ SAFE START for Western NSW Local Health District Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Service. Christina has been in this role for 8 years and is passionate about breaking down the barriers to seeking help.

Dr Beverley Turner
Dr Turner is a psychiatrist working in the perinatal field.