I am so excited to say that The Healthy Mummy have partnered with Gidget Foundation Australia to help raise awareness and funds during Perinatal Depression and Anxiety (PNDA) Awareness Week from November 11 – 17.

It is such an incredible cause and you can donate DIRECTLY to the cause here

OR you can get baking and gather a group of friends, family, work colleagues or mother’s group and ask each guest to offer a small donation with all proceeds going towards the Gidget Foundation – see more information here

One in 5 mothers and 1 in 10 fathers experience perinatal depression and anxiety. It impacts 100,000 Australians each year and suicide is the leading cause of maternal death.

The Bun In The Oven campaign is an opportunity to take some time out and talk a bit more about how you are feeling and share a morning or afternoon tea while raising funds.

Gidget Foundation Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that is committed to shining a light on the issue of perinatal depression and anxiety via programs that support the emotional wellbeing of expectant and new parents.

Services include Gidget Houses, providing a haven for new mums with face-to-face specialist counseling, as well as free Start Talking video counseling

providing support to new parents right across Australia from the comfort of their own home.

During PNDA Awareness Week, The Healthy Mummy will be sharing personal stories from within The Healthy Mummy community as well as stories from Gidget Foundation Angels and Ambassadors.

The website will also feature educational pieces from The Healthy Mummy

counselor, Shara Smith.

Founder of The Healthy Mummy, Rhian Allen said: “I am really excited and honoured to be partnering with Gidget Foundation Australia. We all know that parenthood is filled with challenges and new experiences that can be overwhelming.

What better way for us all to have an opportunity to take some time out and talk about it over a morning or after tea. Healthy baking is a specialty here at The Healthy Mummy so it was a no brainer to get involved and support the work of the Gidget Foundation.”

CEO of Gidget Foundation Australia, Arabella Gibson said: “Perinatal depression and anxiety often goes unrecognized but it can be treated. It’s so important that as a community we come together and support each other instead of suffering in silence.

Communicating is always the first step to getting help. And that is what our Bun in the Oven initiative can help to deliver – an opportunity for people right across the country to get together and enjoy a catch up, and all or an important cause.

We really feel the partnership with The Healthy Mummy is a great fit. Ultimately, all your children want is ‘you’. Not the perfect parent. All they want is for you to be the happiest you there ever was. Often we forget that. And being healthy can help you to be the strongest and happiest form of you.”

Donate on this page and make sure you pick up your FREE recipe book from The Healthy Mummy, and share your creations via #bunintheoven

Click here: https://www.healthymummy.com/healthy-mummy-partners-gidget-foundation/