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Push a pram for postnatal depression

Published Thursday, 5th November 2015

City of Wanneroo families are invited to take part in a ‘pram push’ event to raise awareness about postnatal depression.

Post natal depression
Mayor Tracey Roberts said the event at the Banksia Grove Community Centre on Thursday 19 November coincides with Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week.

“Becoming a new parent is both exciting and challenging, but for some it can be more difficult because of anxiety and depression,” Mayor Roberts said. 

“Feeling some anxiety after the birth of a baby is normal, but if those ups and downs become overwhelming and affect how parents feel and function day to day, it is important to seek help.

“The pram push event is a wonderful opportunity for the community to meet and increase awareness about postnatal depression and learn about the valuable support services available.

“I urge residents to take part in this fun event organised by the team at the Banskia Grove Community Centre in partnership with the Child and Parent Centre in Neerabup, which will host a well deserved morning tea after the pram push.”

Statistics show up to and one in 10 mums and up to one in 20 dads in Australia experience postnatal depression.

What: Pram push for postnatal depression awareness and community morning tea
Where: Banksia Grove Community Centre 14 Grasstree Bend, Banksia Grove
When: Thursday 19 November // 9.30am

Participants receive a beyondblue tote bag and information about support services.

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