Perinatal Mental Health supports


Call 000 if you are at immediate risk of harming yourself or someone else. Don’t wait and seek help RIGHT NOW.


Pregnancy Birth & Baby
From pregnancy to preschool, guidance and reassurance every step of the way. You can receive confidential advice and support from Child Health Nurses and Counsellors
Phone: 1800 882 436 (free call)
Hours: 7am to midnight, seven days a week

Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA)
Phone: 1300 726 306
Hours: Monday to Friday 9 AM to 7:30 PM (AEST)


If you are not at immediate risk of harming yourself or someone else, you can obtain support or guidance from your GP or Child Health Nurse.

Your GP can assess your physical and mental health, discuss and offer treatment options, and refer you to an appropriate service as needed.

List of GPs in the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River

Community Child Health Nurses work in partnership with families to provide ongoing support and information. They are specially trained in child and family health to ensure that the physical, social and emotional wellbeing of the baby, mother and family is nurtured. Your Child Health Nurse can assist with the adjustment to parenting, and link you with the right support, such as counsellors, social workers or Community Mental Health.
WA Country Health Services – Community Child Health Nurses
Phone: 1800 457 949


Well done on taking the first and most difficult step in asking for help. It is important now that you feel listened to and nurtured during your recovery.

An understanding and compassionate health professional can provide a great source of support throughout your recovery. This may be your GP, Midwife, Child Health Nurse, Psychologist, Counsellor, Social Worker, or another health professional that you trust.

Recovery from perinatal depression or anxiety may involve more than one approach, including medication (those that are approved for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding), counselling, social support, speaking with others who have been through a similar experience, and lifestyle strategies such as gentle exercise, rest and a healthy diet.

Talk to your Child Health Nurse if you feel that you would benefit from joining a supported playgroup. The Radiance Network offers free support groups as well as the Mother-Baby Nurture program.

Radiance South West, Margaret River
Phone: Anne 0490 094 994 

Ngala Parenting Line
Phone: 1800 111 546
Hours: 7 days a week 8 AM to 8 PM

Ruah Community Services
Phone: 13 78 24

Playgroup WA
Phone: 1800 171 882

Relationships Australia 4 Families Program Outreach to Margaret River and Augusta
Focus on mental health of children and young people. Counselling, emotional support, information and referrals, family support workshops Support for grandparents and carers.
Phone: 6164 0600
Hours: by appointment
Cost: Free

SouthWest Counselling, Margaret River
For individuals, families and children, relationship issues, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Bereavement, Family Separation, Trauma, Family and Domestic Violence, Gambling Help, Alcohol and Substance Misuse, Sexual Abuse, Grief, Self Esteem Issues, Health Issues, Sexuality, Workplace issues.
Address: 33 Tunbridge Street, Margaret River
Phone: 9754 2052
Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays by appointment
Cost: $70 per counselling session, $30 for concession card holders, under 18 years for free