A judgement-free mental health care referral service.
Pregnancy and parenthood is a time of big change for new parents. You’re not alone in how you may be feeling. And while it can be difficult, it’s important to realise that help is available. In those moments, ForWhen can help you get the guidance and support you need, when you need it.
ForWhen is brought to you by…
Karitane in NSW, QLD, and TAS, Australia
Tresillian in ACT, Australia
QEC in VIC, Australia
Ngala in WA, Australia
Child & Family Health Service in SA, Australia
Mission Australia in NT, Australia
As a parent, here’s what to look out for.
ForWhen is designed to support you onto the right pathway so you can access the help you need to better manage mental health challenges as they occur. These challenges can look and feel like:
Anxiety, fear, or worry about your pregnancy, your baby, or yourself.
Worrying you’re not coping well, or not enjoying your pregnancy or newborn the way you think you should.
Ambivalence, or even negative feelings, about your pregnancy, or your baby.
Isolation and disconnection from friends, family, and the world around you.
Feeling overwhelmed with the responsibility of parenting, and coping strategies aren’t working.
A sense of hopelessness about the future.
Inability to manage your feelings after traumatic birth.
It’s estimated that 1 in every 5 new and expecting mums, and 1 in every 10 dads, experience perinatal depression and/or anxiety. Learn more about how ForWhen can help you today.
Access to local services
ForWhen helps you access local services based in your state or territory. The person you connect with on the phone knows the area and can identify the right service providers and referral pathway that can help you.
Our helpline is staffed by clinical practitioners, not volunteers. You speak with a clinically-trained professional who’s available to listen, talk with you, and help you access a local service provider.
Our focus is providing you with the mental health support you need, as early as possible. You may not even know what support you need — we can help you talk through some of this, for when you’re just not sure. ForWhen helps you connect with the right service, at the right time.
ForWhen acknowledges the Aboriginal people of the many traditional lands and language groups of Australia. It acknowledges the wisdom of Aboriginal Elders both past and present and pays respect to Aboriginal communities of today.