Post natal depression awareness week

18 11 2014

This week is Post and Anti Natal Depression awareness week. PODS playgroup were featured in an article in the Herald Sun ( on the issue and the value of playgroups as an avenue for support. PODS is a warm open playgroup where you are welcome no matter how you are feeling or how you look :-).


We’re still here!

5 06 2014


I haven’t posted anything for such a long time, it looks like we might not still be around. Don’t be fooled! We still meet every week and would love to meet you if you think this group might be for you.




25 01 2013

The Post and Antenatal Depression Association (PANDA) has a lot of helpful information on it’s website. I always like practical information and they have a vast array of it. I have added a link here. They are also on hand with telephone counselling (1300 726 306), and if you are struggling or know someone else who is, you can call and get some help on what to do next.

And in this moment…

30 04 2012

The PODS women talked about what made them feel more full of life, here are some of their thoughts:

– thankfulness in the moment

– a summery carefree necklace

– something that adds colour to your day

– being mindful while you walk (what do the kids notice? the ‘now’ kid moments)

– slowing down for a special ritual like making tea in a teapot

Like peas in a pod, we’re mums who hang out together and help each other…

15 08 2011

The Parents Overcoming Depression Supported (PODS) playgroup is for mums working through post natal depression, and their children.

If you are struggling with depression as a mother with young children, it can be quite destabilising and isolating. West Preston Baptist Church offers you some avenues to help overcome your depression by engaging with other women who are experiencing the same thing.

The group meets on Mondays from 10-12 at West Preston Baptist Church, cnr Cramer St and Gilbert Rd, West Preston, Melbourne.

We also offer Post Natal Depression Support Groups which run in the evening. Contact us for more details.