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 is available to help callers with a hearing or speech impairment. For:

  • TTY users, call 133 677, then ask for 1300 726 306
  • Speak and Listen users, call 1300 555 727, then ask for 1300 726 306
  • Internet relay users: connect to the National Relay Service, then ask for 1300 726 306.

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.