We are here, whatever the weather, to offer hope, empathy and support for every parent or network affected by perinatal mental illness.
PANDAS is a community offering peer-to-peer support for you, your family and your network.
How we can support you
Call our FREE helpline
We have a team of trained and dedicated volunteers, many of whom are studying and/or working within healthcare, midwifery or health services. Please call our free helpline for support and advice with empathy. Our lines are open 7 days a week, 11am until 10pm.
I’d like to speak to someone
If you’re at work or home and don’t have the privacy to speak to us, please contact our email support service. Our trained and empathetic volunteers are awaiting your email and will reply within 72 hours.
I’d like to email
Face-to-face support can offer a breath of fresh air if you’re a parent struggling with mental illness. We know how daunting baby groups can be, so we’ve designed ‘group support’ for parents to attend, specifically tailored around your mental health.
I’d like to find a group
Social media and Facebook groups
When coping with mental health and perinatal illness, we encourage parents to follow supportive social media channels. We only source, create and share positive, motivational and well researched content aimed at supporting your mental health.
I’d like to find out more
We can help with self-care, speaking to your GP and can point you towards other organisations in our network that will also be able to help you.
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What is PND?
Postnatal depression (PND) is a type of depression that many parents experience after having a baby. It can affect any parent, regardless of whether they’ve suffered from a mental health condition before. Postnatal depression is linked directly to giving birth and is a common problem, affecting 1 in 10 women within a year of giving birth. It can also affect dads and partners.
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If you need urgent help…
If you need urgent help or are worried about a loved one, call the Samaritans on 116 123 or the emergency services on 999.