Support for perinatal depression
34 McLaren Street
North Sydney NSW 2060
Tel: 02 9460 1550
Fax: 02 9460 1551
Email: [email protected]
The Gidget Foundation provides support for perinatal depression through Gidget House. Free professional psychological support services are available for pregnant women and new parents suffering anxiety and depression.
Located in North Sydney, this facility is easily accessible and provides compassionate holistic care for patients and their families. Our goal is to create a safe haven for parents, a single location where mothers and fathers are respected and the needs of each unique family are paramount.
Initially clinical services include psychological services with access to psychiatric and social worker referral. We are well networked with other services in the area enabling cross referral if required.
Payment for services provided by Gidget House are covered by Medicare bulk billing. A referral and a mental health care plan from a GP are required in order to access this funding.
Parents referred to Gidget House will receive:
Initial Assessment – meeting with the client to explore needs, concerns and solutions.
Individual therapy – one-to-one therapies or counselling for perinatal mental health issues.
Psychiatric support – where necessary – providing treatment for mental health disorders or referral to a psychiatrist.
We welcome all parents who need access to specialised perinatal mental health care. Please contact our Practice Manager on 02 9460 1550 or email [email protected] for further information.
Gidget House does not provide crisis support. If you are in need of urgent help please call your local hospital or Lifeline on 13 11 14.