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It's been a big few months for the Gidget Foundation!

We've continued our work educating, advocating and caring for pregnant women and new parents. We’ve also organised various events to help raise awareness and fund our work. Thank you as always for your support. The next big event on the calendar is Postnatal Depression Awareness Week from 13-19 November. Please help us to promote the importance of emotional wellbeing for expectant and new parents in your local community.

Postnatal Depression
Awareness Week 

13–19 November 2016

There are various ways you can get involved. 

Host a 'Bun in the Oven' Event

Thanks to those who have let us know about their 'Bun in the Oven' events. Some of our community have already held ‘Bun in the Oven’ parties in workplaces and for baby showers. Join us for a bit of fun for a good cause! Some of these great ideas might provide some inspiration … a mothers group BBQ, a Book Club dinner, asking for gold coin donations at a work Christmas party and a cake sale in an office building foyer

Raise awareness and vital funds for the Gidget Foundation and be in the running for some great prizes! For more information on how to host a ‘Bun in the Oven’ event click here 

'Bun in the Oven' morning tea at Optus. Organised by Momma to-be Karen Platt.

Xtend Barre Event
Xend Barre are running a 60 minute Xtend Barre class at 9.30am in Chowder Bay, Mosman. $50 donation to attend and there’ll be juice and clean treats and Goody bags for each participant. All proceeds go to the Gidget Foundation. Book now so you don't miss out. Sponsored by Model co. To make a booking click here to sign up.

North Shore Craft Group
Show & Sale

Buy unique hand-made gifts and see displays of craft such as textiles, glass, ceramics, jewellery, wood, paper and leather items. Part of the proceeds go to the Gidget Foundation. The sale is on 18-20 November at Thornleigh Community Centre. Click here for details.

Spread the word
Be on the look out for media and PR surrounding Postnatal Depression Awareness Week and the Gidget Foundation. Share the news and your stories on social media. The best photo of a 'Bun in the Oven' event tagged with #gidgetbunintheoven will win a gorgeous “Miranda Kerr for Royal Albert” cake plate. Check out the article just published in New Idea Magazine!

Looking fabulous Ladies! 

Melbourne Cup Lunch

Kerry Baird Gidget Foundation Ambassador, hosted this annual lunch in support of the Gidget Foundation and 3 other charities, Burdekin, Sunnyfield and BeCentre. Held at the Manly Pacific and attended by around 300 people it was great forum for awareness raising and fundraising as well as a fun event.

Rugby Lunch

Held in the week before the first Bledisloe Cup game, the Gidget Rugby lunch is a fun, popular event for rugby mad supporters of the Gidget Foundation. The Fox Sports commentary team once again provided great insights and entertainment and lunch attendees were excited to have Israel Folau among the guests. Thank you to all those that attended, bought raffle tickets, donated and participated in the auction and games. 

Ladies' lunch
Thank you to everyone who supported the 2016 Gidget Ladies’ lunch back in July – our fantastic MC and speakers, prize donors, volunteers and ticket holders. Thanks in particular to Minister Pru Goward for attending the lunch, addressing our guests and surprising us with a generous $10,000 donation. Over 600 women in the room – the excitement was hard to contain! 

To our wonderful community of supporters who donate time, expertise and funds. In particular we would like to thank Greenbank RSL for your amazing support and donation of $5,000! Barker Old Boys Rugby Club Ladies’ Day event and donation of $3500. North Shore Craft Group for donating $1700 after their last craft showAlso to Zeus Broadway for donating 629 pita’s equating to over $1250; Pram Power for your ongoing support and donations; and Brasserie Bread for donating 30 Eccles cakes for Bun in the Oven promotions. Thank you all!

Thank you for the ongoing support from PwC, Herbert Smith Freehills, nib foundation, Office Supplies Australia, Tonic PR, Jim’s Computer Services and ABC Bullion.

Gidget House

Our wonderful psychologists have had over 3,500 appointments and cared for over 630 individual patients since we opened our free service at Gidget House in North Sydney. Following is some feedback from a Mum who attended Gidget House. It’s nice to know that the service is appreciated and making a difference to new parents.
  • “I wanted to write a massive thank you to Gidget House as I truly believe my sessions there are the reason why I have enjoyed so much being a mum this time around. This massive thank you also extends to my therapist who really helped me understand where some of the issues were coming from and provided me with tools to help overcome the sometimes overwhelming feelings that come with motherhood (and exhaustion)."  
Gidget House via skype
Free appointments with Gidget House psychologists are available via Skype. Please contact us on (02)9460 1550 or on 1300 851 758 if you would like to organise an appointment. We will be officially launching our Skype service next February in Orange. Please let us know if you would like to attend the launch. 
Emotional Wellbeing Program
The Program is up and running at the Mater Hospital. We’ve trained some fantastic midwives who are now taking appointments with pregnant women. The midwives assess emotional wellbeing and are able to provide support and resources should a woman need them.

A Special Thank You!
A special thank you to Professor Bryanne Barnett who has provided professional guidance and personal support to the Gidget community for many years.  Her wealth of expertise ensures our clinical programs are evidence based and our health professionals feel supported. For that we are extremely grateful.
Gidget Education
Ongoing education is provided for medical students, GPs and midwives.  We also continue to provide resources to community groups and workplaces.
International Marce Society
The 2016 conference was held in Melbourne and included a presentation on our unique Gidget House service.  The Gidget Foundation hosted the conference breakfast where delegates were entertained and inspired by Gidget Chair, Dr Vijay Roach. 
Baby and Toddler Show
This year the Gidget Foundation was included in the Advice Hub at the shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.  We also provided seminars to parents.  Hundreds of parents obtained general information, and many received personalised support from our wonderful Gidget health professionals who volunteered many hours. 

You can make an online donation using the secure GiveNow website. All donations over $2.00 are tax deductible and you will receive an automatic receipt. Your donation will be used to help fund Gidget Foundation initiatives and programs designed to raise awareness, provide information and offer support to families affected by perinatal anxiety and depression. We really appreciate every bit of support!
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