With around 100,000 Australian families affected by perinatal anxiety and depression every year, this is a common illness as well as a serious one. Perinatal Depression & Anxiety Awareness Week is used to raise awareness and share information about the illness so people can know what is happening to them, can seek help early and recover more quickly.  WCHM works closely with PANDSI (Post and Ante Natal Depression Support and Information Inc.) here in the ACT who worked with us on the Having A Baby In Canberra website.

They will be launching a Canberra in Cake book during that week.