The mental health and wellbeing of new mums and dads was the focus of the NSW Mental Health Commission’s latest ‘Check-up from the Neck-Up’ event at Warriewood community market.
Held in partnership with Northern Sydney Local Health District to mark Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week (12-18 November), the event invited families to drop in and have a free wellbeing check.
Clinicians and Tresillian staff were on hand to provide the ‘Check-ups’ as well as to give information and advice about common mental health issues in pregnancy and early parenthood, including where to go for support.
The event attracted approximately 200 visitors, including kids who were entertained with free face painting, tattoos and bubbles. Check-Up from the Neck-Up is part of the Commission’s ongoing efforts to tackle mental health stigma and improve mental health literacy in the NSW community.
The Commission also marked the annual awareness week by sharing personal stories of mums and dads who have experienced perinatal anxiety or depression. Read them on the Commission’s Facebook page.
To see photos of the Check-up, visit our gallery page.