Your result is high

What does my score mean?

Your results show that you have been having thoughts about harming yourself, and your score falls into the high range, which means you may be experiencing anxiety and/or depression.

Feeling like you might harm yourself – even if it’s only occasional – is often a sign of distress. We recommend that you consult your GP, maternal health nurse or health professional – they’ll be able to do a more personalised assessment and develop a plan to help you with these thoughts and feelings.

If you need immediate support, Lifeline (13 11 14) and the Suicide Call Back Service (1300 659 467) are available 24/7.

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.
  • 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?
  • Lifeline (13 11 14) provides 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services.
  • The Suicide Call Back Service (1300 659 467) provides free phone, video and online counselling for anyone affected by suicide, and is available 24/7.
  • 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.
  • 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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