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Clinical Features

iCOPE is an interactive digital screening platform that facilitates efficient and effective screening in the perinatal period (during pregnancy and year following birth). In line with the National Perinatal Mental Health Guideline, the iCOPE platform currently contains questions pertaining to: Psychosocial risk factors – using the Antenatal Risk Questionnaire… Read More

iCOPE Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

FAQ’s – About the Program What is the Hospital to Home – Perinatal Mental Health Check Program? This is Federally funded program to support the implementation of routine, universal screening using the iCOPE Digital Screening Platform. The Program was funded from July 2020 – June 2023, and likely to commence… Read More

Screening & Assessment Tools for Health Professionals

COPE has a range of resources to to support health professionals deliver best practice services, based on the recommendations of the National Guideline for Mental Health Care in the Perinatal Period. National Perinatal Mental Health Guideline The National Guideline for Mental Health Care in the Perinatal Period was commissioned by… Read More

Lesson 1: Prevention and treatment for perinatal depression and anxiety

Lesson Description: In this lesson we will provide and overview of the recommended treatments for the prevention and treatment of perinatal depression and anxiety. We review what the National Guideline recommends in terms of what is likely to be the most effective in preventing these conditions developing, and link you… Read More

Lesson 1: Preparing for screening and assessment

Lesson Description: In this lesson we will discuss the strong rationale for undertaking universal screening and assessment as recommended in the National Guideline. We will review the barriers that currently exist for both health professionals and consumers, together with facilitators – and discuss how these can be applied to make… Read More

Antenatal fact sheets for women and their families

COPE is committed to providing women and their families with high-quality information about antenatal mental health and has developed a series of information sheets and resources on antenatal mental health for women and their families. These cover antenatal anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder during pregnancy. All… Read More

e-Cope Directory: Information for Health Professionals

To help consumers and referring health professionals identify timely, appropriately qualified professionals with experience in perinatal entail health, COPE has developed the e-COPE Directory. Search the e-COPE directory Purpose of the e-COPE Directory COPE frequently receives requests from consumers… Read More

Expert Working Group (EWG) and Subcommittee Members

In the development of the 2017 National Perinatal Mental Health Guideline, three expert working groups were established to inform and guide the development of the draft National Guideline. Expert Working Group (EWG) Members of the Expert Working Group were nominated by their respective Colleges to represent their profession… Read More

Identifying those at risk

The perinatal period, including pregnancy and the following year, is a time of great change in a woman’s life and it is common for women to experience a wide range of emotions.  For many women, feelings of worry and stress resolve by themselves.  But, with some women, pregnancy and early… Read More