To help the many new parents who are struggling with perinatal depression and anxiety, Gidget Foundation Australia launched the Gidget Perinatal Support Centre app. Designed as a convenient online resource, the app provides around the clock support to parents and connects them with support services if they're in need. This is done through a live chat feature that allows parents to quickly connect with a trained professional.
Arabella Gibson, CEO of Gidget Foundation Australia, explains the role of the app, stating "We encourage all expectant and new parents to access the app as a part of their self-care and self-awareness journey. Our goal is to educate and build awareness of perinatal depression and anxiety, as well as provide essential support services to those struggling and mitigate any escalation of that emotional distress."
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