PANDA (Post and Antenatal Depression Association Inc.) is a Non-Profit Organization that provides specialist information and ongoing counselling, support and referral to anyone affected by distress, depression and anxiety during pregnancy and after the birth of their baby (perinatal), including partners and extended family members.   They are running a wonderful affirmation series on their Facebook site – details below:

“I matter” is our first affirmation for 2015. #selfcare. Looking after yourself is important, whether you are struggling with depression and/or anxiety or the challenges of being a new parent. If we neglect our own wellbeing we make it hard for ourselves to cope with supporting others and getting through each day. Remind yourself that you matter by saving PANDA’s affirmation to your smart phone or computer, print it out and stick it to the mirror or fridge; put it somewhere that each day you will be reminded how important you are.

If you need to speak with someone you can call the PANDA Helpline Monday to Friday between 10am and 5pm; 1300726306