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PANDA Awareness Week Afternoon of Music and Information


November 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Thursday November 14, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Port Macquarie Library
32 Grant St
Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444 Australia

Expectant mothers, parents and carers of new babies are invited to an afternoon of music and information during PANDA Week 2019. Information will also be on display within the library from 11-18 November.

A new baby can bring lots of joy but it can also be a time of stress. Find out where to get help and some simple music and mindfulness strategies to lift your spirits.

Program: 1pm Welcome; 1.30-2.30pm Marie Van Gend with The Lullaby Project; 2.30-3pm Kiera PANDA Champion lived experience; 3pm Brief chat from a few services to let people know what is around; 3.15-4pm Rose Wilson finishing with music.

All welcome – light refreshments will be offered.

PANDA Week 10-16 November 2019: Let’s get real. Perinatal anxiety and depression is serious.

There’s a lot of baggage around mental health, and the mental health of expecting and new parents is no exception.

Too many people are still afraid to talk about perinatal anxiety and depression. Too many people don’t know the signs and symptoms, or where to seek help if they’re struggling. Too many people are afraid to reveal what they’re feeling or delay seeking help because of fear of being seen as bad parents.

We want expecting and new parents and their families to feel they can be open and honest about their feelings. As a community, we need to ‘get real’ about perinatal anxiety and depression.

This is what PANDA Week 2019 is all about! For more information go to



November 14
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444 Australia
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