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Table 2 Reasons respondents contacted PANDA and feelings before making first call

From: Exploring the views and experiences of callers to the PANDA Post and Antenatal Depression Association Australian National Perinatal Depression Helpline: a cross-sectional survey

  Called regarding self Called regarding otherb
Reasons for contact (n = 112) %a (n = 10)
ᅟSupport 86 76.8 7
ᅟInformation about postnatal depression and anxiety 50 44.6 5
ᅟReassurance 46 41.1 5
ᅟCrisis support/help 37 33.0 2
ᅟReferral to other services 17 15.2 3
ᅟInformation about antenatal depression and anxiety 16 14.3 2
Feelings before making first call to PANDA (n = 112) %a  
ᅟDesperate 72 64.3  
ᅟNervous 52 46.4  
ᅟUnsure of how PANDA could help 51 45.5  
ᅟScared 42 37.5  
ᅟHopeful 20 17.8  
ᅟOptimistic 5 4.5  
ᅟRelieved 3 2.7  
Other (e.g., anxious, worried) 10 8.9  
  1. aRespondents could make more than one selection bper centage not supplied due to small numbers