Just Speak Up

Everyone's experience of pregnancy, birth and parenting is different. If you are feeling excessively worried, overwhelmed, sad, isolated, out of control, panicky or like you are in a black hole, you're not alone. Talking about these experiences is an important step towards seeking support and feeling better. 

Just Speak Up features personal stories of of parents who have experienced antenatal and postnatal depression and anxiety. People can also share their own stories to help make a difference or support someone going through a difficult time.

Mums, dads and other family members are encouraged to “just speak up” and get the help they need.


Featured Stories

Recent stories

  1. Read more on This is not how everyone told me it would be!
    Cassie VIC
    How to I begin to describe the feeling of wanting to run away from my entire life & start... Read more on This is not how everyone told me it would be!
    25 November 2015
  2. Read more on Paul and I have three beautiful children because we got help..
    Ilona VIC
    Unfortunately the stigma around perinatal depression and anxiety as well as depression has not... Read more on Paul and I have three beautiful children because we got help..
    16 November 2015
  3. Read more on Kylie Brown's story
    Kylie – blogger QLD
    I had always dreamt of being a mum. As a child, I would play mum with my dolls and anytime a baby... Read more on Kylie Brown's story
    09 October 2015
  4. Read more on My story about Postnatal Psychosis
    Jenny VIC
    Not long before my son was born they gave me drugs to help with the pain. 'It will be... Read more on My story about Postnatal Psychosis
    22 February 2015
  5. Read more on Single mum of 2 babies only 13months apart
    Ash QLD
    My name is Ashleigh, and I'm a single mum to 2 gorgeous babies. Maddison is 18months old and... Read more on Single mum of 2 babies only 13months apart
    20 December 2014
  6. Read more on Into the Light
    Baillie NSW
    How do you begin to describe the feeling of wanting to run away from your entire life? I created... Read more on Into the Light
    27 November 2014
  7. Read more on Tell someone.
    Katy TAS
    About 2 months ago I was feeling down and very teary all the time. I was not coping with my... Read more on Tell someone.
    18 November 2014
  8. Read more on Turning off the happy switch
    jeanette WA
    When I became pregnant with my first child, I felt like any new expectant mother. Excited and... Read more on Turning off the happy switch
    11 November 2014
  9. Read more on If You Know Something Is Wrong - Persist!!
    Dani QLD
    I'll be honest - that period of my life, almost eight years ago, is now a hazy blur.  A... Read more on If You Know Something Is Wrong - Persist!!
    09 September 2014
  10. Read more on Is this just a phase?
    What Next NSW
    HelloI've never written on a website before. My goal is to  understand whether it's... Read more on Is this just a phase?
    07 August 2014

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