Your result is high

What does my score mean?

Your score falls into the high range, which means you could be experiencing perinatal depression and/or anxiety. We strongly suggest you see your GP or health professional for a more personalised assessment.

Depression and anxiety are common conditions, and the good news is that there are treatments and support options that work. 

It’s important to seek help early – the sooner you talk to someone, the sooner you'll be on the road to recovery and able to fully enjoy parenthood and your new baby.

What should I do now?
  • We strongly recommend you speak to your GP, maternal health nurse or health professional for a more personalised assessment. They can also develop a plan to support you with thoughts about harming yourself.
  • Find out more about the signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety.
  • Learn from others or share your experience via the Beyond Blue forums.
  • To talk to someone right now, see the “Who can I contact?” section below.
Who can I contact?
  • Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA) runs a free national helpline on 1300 726 306. The PANDA Helpline provides confidential information, support and referral to anyone affected by depression and anxiety during pregnancy and after childbirth. Counsellors are available Monday to Friday, 9am - 7.30pm AEST.
  • Lifeline (13 11 14) provides 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services.
  • The Beyond Blue Support Service is available 24/7 on 1300 224 636, or via web chat or email. Our trained mental health professionals will listen, provide information and advice, and point you in the right direction so you can seek further support.
  • Check out if our NewAccess program is available in your area – it’s Beyond Blue’s free and confidential mental health coaching program where you are supported by a specially trained coach over six sessions. No referral required.
Find out more

Beyond Blue developed Emotional health and wellbeing: A guide for pregnant women, new mums and other carers to help explain some of the common emotional challenges faced by new and expectant parents, and to offer practical advice for mums, dads and partners on how to deal with these challenges and seek support.

You can download the guide below.

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