Perinatal depression and Anxiety Training Matrix

Through the establishment of a National Workforce Training and Development Committee, a Training Matrix for Perinatal Mental Health Knowledge and Skills was initially developed developed under Australia’s National Perinatal Depression Initiative (2008-2013).  Following, with the release of the National Clinical Practice Guideline by COPE (2017), an Expert Committee was formed, including representatives of those peak bodies involved in the delivery of mental health in Australia, to review and update the Matrix.

The Training Matrix Framework for Perinatal Depression and Related Disorders aims to guide health care professionals to identify training needs and objectives and to also provide those developing programs with a framework to assist with preparation of courses and curriculum.