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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 and service providers

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. Purpose of the e-COPE Directory COPE frequently receives requests from consumers and referring  professionals and agencies to assist them to identify… 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

Our programs

Our programs at COPE involve a range of innovative and exciting developments in perinatal mental health. Our programs include: Review of Australia’s National Perinatal Mental Health Guideline The Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE) is the Guideline developer for the National Perinatal Mental Health Guideline. The Guideline development has been informed and… Read More

Hyperemesis Gravidarum and nausea and vomiting in pregnancy – What health professionals need to know

Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy (NVP) and Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) are common, but underdiagnosed, conditions in pregnancy. They affect 70-80% of women to varying extents and while they are commonly presumed to only occur in the first trimester they often extend well into pregnancy and through to delivery. Read More

Mama Tribe Community Supporter Training

This program has been designed to equip community leaders with information and insights about emotional and mental health for hopeful, expectant and new parents in their community. The Program details the range of emotional and mental health challenges commonly faced, and provides you with the skills and resources to identify and support those who may be struggling to cope. Valuable resources and pathways are provided throughout, to ensure your community feels safe and supported at this often vulnerable life-stage. Read More

Mama Tribe Ambassador Training

This program has been developed especially for Mama Tribe Ambassadors. In your important role as an Ambassador, this Program will equip you with valuable information and insights about emotional and mental health for those in your Mama Tribe community. The Program details the range of emotional and mental health challenges commonly faced, and provides you with the skills and resources to identify and support those who may be struggling to cope. Valuable resources and pathways are provided throughout, to ensure members of your community feels safe and supported at this often vulnerable life-stage. Read More

Preparing for Parenthood

This program has been developed to provide hopeful, expecting and new parents with information and insights about the range of emotional health challenges that can arise when having a baby – yet are often not spoken about openly. The program includes support and advice relating to your pregnancy, preparing for and recovering from your birth, and coping with the many adjustments that come with having a new baby. We review the most common emotional health conditions that are often missed. As part of the program, you will have the opportunity to assess whether you may be at risk of developing a common mental health condition, or need further support. The course is filled with valuable tools, resources and links to networks to support you on your journey to becoming a parent. Read More