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International Websites

International Sites

Australasia

 

PANDA – Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia

Produced by a self help group in Victoria, Australia with some very good articles.

 

Raising Children (AU)

An excellent Australian site with information on all aspects of parenting and children’s development. Has a section on PND.

 

Beyond Blue (AU)

Australian site on depression with a section on PND

 

Black Dog Institute (AU)

Australian site on depression with a section on PND, anxiety and bipolar Disorder with very good fact sheets

 

Birth Trauma (AU)

Supporting people through Birth Trauma

 

DepNet – Help for Mental Health (AU)

Australian site with general information about depression

 

Mood Gym (AU)

Personal CBT program, need to be motivated to follow it through

 

Marce Society (International, have an Australasian branch)

The Marcé Society is an international society for the understanding, prevention and treatment of Mental illness related to child bearing. 

 

 

US and Canada

 

Mother Risk (CAN)

A Canadian site with information about the safety or risks of drugs, medications, chemicals and disease on pregnancy and during breastfeeding

 

Positive Health Wellness (Int)

Information to help people live a more positive, healthier and happier life.

 

Zero to three (US)

US based site on the Health and development of infants, toddlers and their families.

 

Rehab 4 Alcoholism

Offers a free helpline and intervention service for people suffering from drug and alcohol addiction.

 

Healthline – Bipolar disorder (US)

US based site providing comprehensive overview of bipolar disorder for individuals and/or their loved ones.

 

Fathers Reaching Out (US)

A US support group/network for men whose wives or partners are suffering from post natal depression.

 

Mother to baby.org (Int)

A service of the non-profit Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS).  Evidence-based information on the safety of medications and other exposures during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Information service is available to mothers, healthcare professionals, and the general public.

 

Infant risk (Int)

Promoting research, education and public service pertaining to medication safety for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

 

 

UK and Europe

 

Mind (UK)
UK site with good information on PND with good stories from women

 

Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK)
UK site on mental health information

 

NHS Direct (UK)
UK based medical assistance site


Medicines in Pregnancy (UK)UKTIS is a not-for-profit organisation funded by Public Health England on behalf of the UK Health Departments. Providing scientific information to health care providers since 1983 on the effects that use of medicines, recreational drugs and chemicals during pregnancy may have on the unborn baby.

 

Mae Me Quer (Portugal/Portuguese language site)

Depressão na gravidez e pós-parto | Depression in pregnancy and postpartum – Portuguese Language Site

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