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Mental Health Checklists for Expecting and New Parents

One of the tricky things about having depression and/or anxiety as a new or expecting parent is that many symptoms can look similar to what most people experience at this time e.g. feeling tired, a bit irritable or emotional, or worrying about baby’s health.

To see if what you’re experiencing or observing in a loved one could be a reason to seek help, fill out a short mental health checklist.

You'll receive a summary of your responses, and information about how to get support if needed.

Note that this checklist does not provide a diagnosis. We encourage you to discuss the results and your concerns with your doctor or other health professional.

You are also welcome to call the PANDA National Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Helpline on 1 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 7.30pm AEST/ADST) or email us on You can call for yourself, or someone you’re concerned about. No diagnosis is needed to call.

If you don't have a regular doctor or specialist health professional you feel able to share your concerns with, call PANDA. We can help you find one in your area.

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