Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA) has a helpline offering information, referrals and counselling to anyone who is concerned about how they are (or someone else is) coping during and after pregnancy. Extended family and friends can also contact PANDA for support. You do not have to be diagnosed with perinatal depression to seek help from PANDA.

Services provided

  • Telephone helpline
  • Health information
  • Advice or counselling
  • Family support
  • Maternal and child health
  • Health service referral


Available throughout Australia to all residents or visitors.

How to access

Call: 1300 726 306.

The National Relay Service (NRS) is available to help callers with a hearing or speech impairment. For:

The Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) is available (24 hours, 7 days) for callers who speak other languages. Call 131 450.

There is an interpreting service for callers who speak other languages.

Call 1300 726 306 and leave a message with your phone number and the language you need.

Visit the PANDA website.


10.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday.

Messages can be left after hours or for non-urgent matters.


Cost of a local call from anywhere in Victoria.

Calls from mobile phones may be charged at a higher rate.