2022 - 2023 Annual Report
In our inaugural Annual General Meeting, I am delighted to share the remarkable journey of Villagehood Australia since its launch in 2020.
The escalating challenges of postnatal depression have underscored the urgency of our mission. The tragic increase in maternal suicide attempts and the loss of four lives in the West of Adelaide last year highlight the real impact on mothers, families, and communities.
In our community of 30,000 mothers with young children, around 3,000 women are battling postnatal depression and urgently need our support. While we have assisted over 1,500 women since 2020, our existing programs are at capacity, necessitating additional funding for expansion.
Villagehood Australia understands the hardships of motherhood, from self-doubt to guilt and loneliness. We believe in a better way, and since our launch, we've built a strong network of mothers, professionals, and volunteers. Despite the challenges posed by the Global Pandemic, we've not only endured but strengthened.
This year has been remarkable for Villagehood Australia, and we are proud of the positive impact we've made so far. As we gather for our first AGM, let's celebrate our achievements and look forward to expanding our reach.