This week is Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week. In Australia 1 in 10 mums and 1 in 20 dads struggle with anxiety or depression during pregnancy. This rises to 1 in 7 mums and 1 in 10 dads after birth, with many parents suffering in silence.
If you know a parent, take a moment this week to check in with them and ask how they are going. Parenthood can be really tough and parents need to know that it is ok to reach out for help. For support please call PANDA’s National Helpline on 1300 726 306 Mon-Fri 10am-5pm AEST or visit www.panda.org.au.
The 52 Project is an original idea from Jodi at Practising Simplicity. I loved it and promised myself I too would capture my kidlets each week for the year.
If you are also in on the project reply below with a link to your pic this week so I can check it out.
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