PND Week 2015

How to survive Christmas when you’re experiencing a perinatal mental illness

It’s a week before Christmas. Everyone has been asking me when I’ll take my baby to get his first Santa photo. And I’m torn between wanting his first Christmas to be special (even though I… Read More

“Jumping out of an airplane at 15,000ft isn’t nearly as scary as the grips of PND.”

Melbourne mum Alex thought postnatal depression meant you didn’t love your baby, that you didn’t feel any connection to them, or that you wanted to harm your child. But, as she soon discovered,… Read More

Media Gallery

  Over the past few years, we’ve been so fortunate to have mums, dads, grandparents, friends and family take the leap to raise funds for COPE. And, as you see by the smiles, that it’s… Read More

‘Mental illness does not discriminate’ – Rebecca’s Story

Rebecca shares her story of perinatal mental illness and recovery as part of COPE’s The Truth campaign. I experienced severe anxiety during my third trimester of pregnancy and then debilitating/acute… Read More

What it’s like to be a new mum with psychotic depression

On the day of my induction, the obstetrician breaks my waters manually with a long, silver hook. And it’s so absurd that I laugh as the hot fluid gushes out, pooling into the towels the… Read More

We must look out for our new mums

We are so saddened to hear of the death of Brisbane mother, Tammy Silvio, who tragically took her own life this week after experiencing postnatal depression. A Go Fund Me post, written by… Read More

Understanding your experience: COPE National Campaign

At COPE, we understand that the journey to becoming a parent, or trying to become a parent, can be filled with challenges.  Many of these we were never aware of, or are not spoken about… Read More

Calling Perinatal Clinicians and Organisations: We want to hear from you!

Have your say to inform Australia’s national perinatal emotional and mental health campaign The Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE) has been funded by the Commonwealth Government to implement a national perinatal mental health awareness… Read More