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

Email support

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

Support groups

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

Information

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. 

Find out more

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.

Find out more

How you can help us

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.

Wow. What a week!!! #pndaw20 Thank you ALL so mu Wow. What a week!!! #pndaw20 

Thank you ALL so much. We have raised so much awareness and feel so proud of every single person who has spoken out about the struggle of PND and mental health conditions during and after pregnancy.

You are strong. Don't ever forget it.

We're here until 10pm, link in bio for website and contact details.

Thanks again, from us all here at Pandas!💫
Run or walk? Will you take part to help us here a Run or walk?

Will you take part to help us here at PANDAS.

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Thank you💓 email Kerry.thomas@pandasfoundation.org.uk to join in. 

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Our Free helpline (0808 1961 776) is open Monday - Sunday 11am - 10pm

We are here for you and your family. Stay connected. 

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@wildbunchtouch Mens and Women’s touch rugby or @wildbunchtouch  Mens and Women’s touch rugby organisation have collaborated with Pandas and plan to raise funds and awareness for Pandas throughout the year. Thank you so much for your support. #Rugby #touch #touchrugby #touchrugbyleague #rugby #rugbylife #rugbyplayer #dads #dadsmentalhealth #dadsofinstagram #womensupportingwomen #mum #dad #sports #dadsmatter @thedadsnet @dadsrockorg @thedadpaduk @dadmattersuk
Professional musician and mother of two @rachelmas Professional musician and mother of two @rachelmasonmusic struggled with postnatal depression after the births of each of her children. She has written the song Illuminate The Night after working with a PANADS group in Yate to run one of her inspirational songwriting workshops, Lyrical Light. She has gifted the song to Pandas so that others may be supported by the charity. 
Thank you so much Rachel for your support. Do head over to her page to download the song in aid of Pandas. #pndaw20 #pnd #pmh #parenting #parenting #mum #dad
Good Morning from us at Pandas🤍 We are here fo Good Morning from us at Pandas🤍

We are here for you. 

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Our Free helpline (0808 1961 776) is open Monday - Sunday 11am - 10pm

If a volunteer is unavailable at the time please do leave your contact details and name and a volunteer will call you from a withheld number as soon as they can!

Email support - info@pandasfoundation.org.uk (72 hr response time)

#mumlife #dadlife #parenting #pnd #postnataldepression #isolation #anxiety #pregnancy #postpartum #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalheathmatters #postnatal #support #autumn #journorrequest #nhs #mh #mha #fundraising #charity #helpline #nhs #maternity #mentalillness #tipoftheday
Good night from Pandas, the 5th day of our awarene Good night from Pandas, the 5th day of our awareness week comes to an end. 

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#PNDAW2020 #PNd #mentalhealthawareness #pmh #parenting #covid19 #parenting #school #mum #dad #birth #baby #toddler
Thank you so much for your support, @shezziesmith Thank you so much for your support, @shezziesmith is taking part in our 10k In September-October challenge. If you’d like to take part please do get in touch with kerry.thomas@pandasfoundation.org.uk #PNDAW20 #PND #PMH #PPA
Thank you so much Phillip for sharing this beautif Thank you so much Phillip for sharing this beautiful picture with us, he is adorable. Thank you for being so open and honest, to help us to raise awareness for #PNDAW20 

#pnd 
#pmh 
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#anxiety 
#ptsd
Every day is a new beginning. Just look ahead 💫 Every day is a new beginning. Just look ahead 💫 Our helpline is open until 10pm 
#pndaw2020 #newbeginnings 

https://www.pandasfoundation.org.uk/

Our Free helpline (0808 1961 776) is open Monday - Sunday 11am - 10pm

If a volunteer is unavailable at the time please do leave your contact details and name and a volunteer will call you from a withheld number as soon as they can

Email support - info@pandasfoundation.org.uk (72 hr response time)

We are here for you and your family. Stay connected. 

#mumlife #dadlife #parenting #pnd #postnataldepression #isolation #anxiety #pregnancy #postpartum #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalheathmatters #postnatal #support #autumn #journorrequest #nhs #mh #mha #fundraising #charity #helpline #nhs #maternity #mentalillness #melgibson #goodnight
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