Women's mental health and wellbeing services

For women, the childbearing years are the time when emotional/psychological distress is most common.

Specific counselling services and wellbeing programs for depression and anxiety are available. 

You can talk to your GP about treatment and referral to services for anxiety and depression and other mental health issues. 

Antenatal and postnatal emotional wellbeing

The National Perinatal Depression Initiative, aims to improve the prevention and early detection of antenatal and postnatal depression and provide better care, support and treatment for expectant and new mothers experiencing perinatal depression.

SA Health has developed a list of bereavement support groups (PDF 393KB) in the community that can help those affected by stillbirth.

Information on mental health services in your local area

For assistance in a mental health emergency contact the mental health triage service on 13 14 65

South Australian Women’s Health Centres

Women’s Information Service

The South Australian Women’s Information Service (WIS) is a free and confidential information and referral service for all women in South Australia.

Shop front opening hours: 10.00 am to 4.00 pm - Monday - Friday
Telephone: (08) 8303 0590  Toll Free: 1800 188 158 (you can phone WIS 9.00 am to 5.00 pm - Monday to Friday)
Address: Ground Floor 101 Grenfell St Adelaide SA 5000
Email: info@wis.sa.gov.au

SHine SA

SHine SA provides confidential information for sexual and reproductive health issues. Sexual and reproductive health questions can be answered by an experienced sexual health nurse who can also refer individuals to other area-health services if ongoing support is needed. 
An interpreter can be arranged, free of charge, if required.

Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 1.00 pm
Call the Sexual Healthline on 1300 88 3793 or toll free 1800 18 8171 (country callers only)