Welcome to Gidget!

Becoming a parent is the start of an incredible journey. It’s amazing how such a small person can turn your life upside down. Romantic bliss one minute can collide with exhausted reality the next ... some mothers’ feel isolated and invisible while fathers can also feel confused and overwhelmed … the emotional rollercoaster of those first few months is common. The Gidget Foundation aims to promote a community where parents are nurtured and valued, enabling them to enjoy this special time in life with their young children.

If you unsure about the emotions you are feeling in relation to pregnancy or life with a new baby, please take a look at the Do I Need Help section of our website.

There is also more information about accessing help, facts about perinatal anxiety and depression and organisations that can provide assistance in Information and Resources.

Please call the National Help Line on 1300 726 306 Mon to Fri, 10am - 5pm AEST if you would like to speak to someone immediately.


The Gidget Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to promote awareness of perinatal anxiety and depression amongst women and their families, their healthcare providers and the wider community to ensure that those in need receive timely, appropriate and supportive care.

Our work includes ongoing:    

  • Community and professional presentations
  • Support of perinatal mental health research
  • Medical student and health professional education
  • Active memberships of professional networks
  • Development and distribution of resources
  • Advocacy and media presence

Behind the Mask: The Hidden struggle of Parenthood 

An emotionally engaging and informative resource that is relevant to consumers, health care providers and educators. 

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