Continuing their commitment to women’s health issues, Netball Australia urges women of all ages to visit www.JustSpeakUp.com.au, a new awareness campaign aimed at pregnant women, new mothers, their partners and families.
Postnatal depression affects one in seven new mothers and up to one in 10 pregnant women experiences antenatal depression. Anxiety is likely to be even more common.
TheJust Speak Up Campaign is the culmination of years of beyondblue research and evidence-gathering on the rates and risk factors associated with pre- and postnatal depression and anxiety – and the impact of not seeking help.
The campaign features TV, radio and print ads in which real people (not actors) talk candidly about their experiences of pre- and postnatal depression and anxiety, and how they got help. There is also a new website www.JustSpeakUp.com.auwhere their personal stories can be watched and people can upload their own stories.
For more information about postnatal depression and anxiety, available treatments and where to get help, visit www.beyondblue.org.au, call the beyondblue info line on 1300 22 4636 or email email@example.com.
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