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Young mum Ashlea shares her experience with postnatal anxiety and depression, and how getting help made a huge difference. to parents. Because someone will be able to give you that tiny little bit of advice that will save your sanity.


  • Postnatal anxiety and depression can be difficult to recognise and the signs can be different for everyone.
  • Breastfeeding can be really hard.
  • Going to the GP is the first step to getting help.
  • Eating healthily, being active and getting out of the house all can help you feel better.
  • Get support through talking to other parents and going to parents' groups.

What can I do now?

  • Go and see your GP if you're not feeling great.
  • Contact PANDA for advice and support.
  • Get some practical tips about coping with hard times.