Thanks to your membership purchase and all of those that attend our monthly events and our PANDA fundraisers, we have just raised $10,000 for PANDA in our first 10 months of operation!
Mums Who Wine is proud to support PANDA – Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia in their mission to help raise awareness and reduce stigma associated with the illness and to support expecting and new parents (both mums and dads) through the challenges of pregnancy and new parenthood.
PANDA provides a vital service across Australia by offering the only specialist national perinatal mental health telephone counselling service, as well as reducing stigma around perinatal anxiety and depression, and providing education services to health professionals and the wider community. PANDA’s services include a National Helpline, Community and Health Professional Education and supported playgroups within Victoria.
When we launched Mums Who Wine in July 2017, we really felt that we wanted to support a charity that aligned with our heart and mission for Mums to invest in their own self care and mental health. There are so many amazing charities that are doing incredible things, however PANDA is the one that truly resonated with us and what we are trying to achieve in the lives of mothers.
The mission of PANDA is to reduce the impact of perinatal anxiety and depression – through information, awareness raising and services. The $10,000 that we have raised will be used directly for that purpose and we could not think of a better use for this money.
If you or someone you know is struggling with perinatal anxiety and depression please seek assistance by visiting PANDA– Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia or calling the National Helpline 1300 726 306.