In 2017, The Big Pram Walk will be raising funds for Gidget Foundation Australia.
About Gidget Foundation
Gidget Foundation Australia is a not for profit organisation providing support services for families suffering depression and anxiety during pregnancy and early parenting, and education and awareness programs for health professionals and the community to learn more about perinatal anxiety and depression.
The Gidget Foundation Story
Gidget was a vibrant and joyful mother with a loving, supportive family and a wide network of caring friends. She took her own life while suffering unrecognised postnatal depression when her baby was just 9 months old.
Established by Gidget’s friends and sisters, the foundation is supported by passionate individuals, community leaders and health professionals determined to increase awareness and reduce the risk of another loss.
Gidget Foundation in Western Australia
The Gidget Foundation will launch the Start Talking campaign featuring face-to-face and telehealth services in Western Australia in October 2017.
With the support of Professor Megan Galbally, Foundation Chair in Perinatal Psychiatry, School of Psychology and Exercise Science & School of Medicine, University of Notre Dame, Consultant Psychiatrist, Fiona Stanley Hospital, Dr Richelle Douglas, Medical Director Sexual Health Quarters, Dr Leon Levitt, founder Baby Steps Health Centre, the Start Talking campaign will offer telehealth service for men and women in rural, remote and indigenous communities affected by perinatal mental health disorders.