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National Perinatal Mental Health Guideline

COPE: Centre of Perinatal Excellence was commissioned by the Commonwealth Government of Australia to review and update the National Perinatal Mental Health Guideline, previously developed by beyondblue (2011). An Expert Working Group (EWG), formed to develop the National Guideline, included representatives of the professional bodies in primary, maternity, postnatal and mental… Read More

Perinatal Mental Health Guideline: Summary for psychologists

It is important that women received psychosocial support and evidence-based treatment or advice about mental health conditions during the perinatal period. Providing psychosocial support Provide structured psychoeducation to women with symptoms of depression in the perinatal period. Advise women with symptoms of depression in the postnatal… Read More

Perinatal Mental Health Guideline: Summary for general practitioners

Screening for depression and anxiety and assessing psychosocial risk factors are integral parts of antenatal and postnatal care that should be offered to all women.  It is also important that women receive psychosocial support and evidence-based advice on psychosocial treatments and medications for mental health conditions. Read More

Perinatal Mental Health Guideline: Summary for mental health nurses

It is important that women receive psychosocial support, advice and access to evidence-based treatments for mental health conditions throughout the perinatal period. This Guide also includes information on screening for depression and anxiety and assessing psychosocial risk factors, which are integral parts of maternity care that should be… Read More

Perinatal Mental Health Guideline: Summary for maternal child and family health nurses

Screening for depression and anxiety and assessing psychosocial risk factors are integral parts of postnatal care that should be offered to all women.  It is also important that women receive psychosocial support and that any difficulties in the mother-infant relationship are identified. Screening and assessment… Read More

Perinatal Mental Health Guideline: Summary for obstetricians

Routine screening for depression and anxiety and assessing psychosocial risk factors are integral parts of antenatal care that should be offered to all women. It is also important that women receive evidence-based advice on emotional and mental health, treatments and the risk of relapse if medications for mental… Read More

Perinatal Mental Health Guideline: Summary for midwives

Screening for depression and anxiety and assessing psychosocial risk factors are integral parts of antenatal care that should be offered to all women.  It is also important that women receive psychosocial support. Screening and assessment Before screening and assessment Make sure that appropriate follow-up… Read More

Preparing for Parenthood

Be informed and feel reassured on your journey to parenthood, through this self-paced online course. All content is underpinned by Australia's National Guidelines. Read More

About Hospital to Home

On 11 May, 2021, the Treasurer, The Hon Josh Frydenberg announced the expansion of the Hospital to Home Perinatal Mental Health Check for a further two years, now until July 2025. This comes following the initial announcement on 12 May 2019, when the Hon Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister of… Read More