Emotional Wellbeing for Expecting and New Parents - The Centre For U

Emotional Wellbeing for Expecting and New Parents

Our seminars will equip you to recognise when you, your partner or others you know might be struggling with emotional or mental health when expecting a baby or in early parenthood, and the information you need about how best to help.

If you need immediate support, please call the PANDA national helpline on 1300 726 306.

This service is free for ETU members, their families and all Victorian union members.


Duration: 1.5 hours


Location: The Centre for U – Level 3, 200 Arden Street, North Melbourne Victoria


Program Description

All parents go through a period of change as they adjust to the changes that a baby can bring, even before the birth. But for the one in five women and one in ten men who will experience anxiety or depression during this time, things can get really tough. If you or your partner are struggling with your emotional wellbeing or mental health when expecting a baby or in the first year of baby’s life, it’s important to get help early. Early treatment increases the chance of a fast recovery.  Our seminars will help you to recognise the signs of perinatal anxiety or depression in women, men and families, and give you great resources and information about where to go for support.

Children under 12 months are welcome. Light refreshments will be provided.

Eligibility – Support Services

To access Support Services for free, you must be:

  • A financial ETU member (includes suspended up to six (6) months)
  • An ETU member for more than three (3) months
  • A family member (of an eligible ETU member) who fits the definition
  • A member of a Victorian union

For more information read our Eligibility Policy

Service Provider

Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA)