Take our stress test

This checklist measures how you’re coping with new dad life. Are you as zen as a sleeping baby, or have your stress levels been bubbling over faster than pumpkin puree in the microwave? 

How it works

The questions below relate to how you've been feeling over the past four weeks. Tick a box next to each question that best reflects your thoughts, feelings and behaviour.

The higher your score, the more likely you are to be distressed, and possibly experiencing anxiety and/or depression.

And don't worry about privacy – your answers and results are completely confidential and we don’t store any of your information. 

What happens next?

Your responses will help us provide you with a score.

  • Based on this score, we'll tell you whether you fall into the low, medium or high range.
  • We'll help you take the next step, with information and contacts so you can seek support.
  • Please remember that this is not a diagnosis – only a health professional can provide that – but it can give you a better sense of how you're feeling. 
In the past 4 weeks...
None of the time
A little of the time
Some of the time
Most of the time
All of the time
  1. About how often did you feel tired out for no good reason?
    Never
    Little
    Some
    Most
    Always
  2. About how often did you feel nervous?
    Never
    Little
    Some
    Most
    Always
  3. About how often did you feel so nervous that nothing could calm you down?
    Never
    Little
    Some
    Most
    Always
  4. About how often did you feel hopeless?
    Never
    Little
    Some
    Most
    Always
  5. About how often did you feel restless or fidgety?
    Never
    Little
    Some
    Most
    Always
  6. About how often did you feel so restless you could not sit still?
    Never
    Little
    Some
    Most
    Always
  7. About how often did you feel depressed?
    Never
    Little
    Some
    Most
    Always
  8. About how often did you feel that everything was an effort?
    Never
    Little
    Some
    Most
    Always
  9. About how often did you feel so sad that nothing could cheer you up?
    Never
    Little
    Some
    Most
    Always
  10. About how often did you feel worthless?
    Never
    Little
    Some
    Most
    Always