Perinatal Mental Health Week 2019 10-16 November Reach out to the mums and dads you know. Raising awareness of perinatal depression and anxiety reduces stigma and increases essential resources. Making sure that mental health support is available to all parents during pregnancy and in the first years of parenting makes an important difference to families and community. You can help by reaching out to the mums and dads that you know. Offering to listen and offering specific acts of practical help are simple ways to show your support. Making space for conversations about mental and emotional wellbeing makes it more possible for someone to get the help they need in difficult times.