The Gidget Foundation is a not for profit organisation which provides support services for families suffering emotional distress during pregnancy and early parenting. We also provide education and awareness programs for health professionals and the community to learn more about Perinatal Anxiety and depression.
Gidget was the nickname of a young mother who took her own life while suffering postnatal depression. All those close to her were unaware she was suffering so desperately and we were devastated by her death. Unfortunately each year in Australia mothers lose their lives to this illness. The tragic loss of Gidget inspired her sisters and friends to establish a foundation in her name, with a passion to care for distressed families and offer them hope.
Gidget’s sisters and friends remain the backbone of our organisation. Bringing with them passion and diverse skills, their dedication and hard work have helped convert a personal tragedy into a powerful movement.
Over the years the Gidget Foundation has evolved and grown. Our strength lies in the many supporters who share our vision. We’re a passionate community of individuals and professionals with some wonderful skills, qualities and emotional connection. We’ve all been touched by the distressing affects of perinatal mood disorders.
We are able to leverage our impact and strengthen our outcomes by working collaboratively with many professionals who support vulnerable parents. All funds raised are directed to our programs.