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About The Mum Drum

The Mum Drum is a series that explores the range of challenges that many mothers (and fathers) experience on their journey to becoming a parent, and being a mum in the early years. We know that pregnancy, birth and the first years of motherhood can bring a range of challenges,… Read More

Basic Skills in Perinatal Mental Health

This FREE, comprehensive online training program is designed to provide health professionals with a practical overview of best practice in accordance with the 2017 Guideline - Mental Health in the Perinatal Period: Australian Clinical Practice Guideline. The course is developed and delivered by Dr Nicole Highet (D.Psych), Founder and Executive Director of the Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE). Nicole was also Co-Chair of the Australian Clinical Practice Guideline Expert Advisory Committee, and has developed this course to support putting the Guideline into practice. This training Program, was funded by the Australian Commonwealth Government. Read More

Health professional information hubs

To enable health professionals to have quality information at their fingertips, COPE has developed specialised information hubs for the range of health professionals providing maternity, postnatal and mental health care. Each of these dedicated hubs link you directly to tailored information on the following topics: An executive summary of the… Read More

Postnatal fact sheets for women and their families

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

Perinatal Mental Health Fact Sheets for Health Professionals

Derived from the National Perinatal Mental Health Guideline, a series of information sheets and resources have been developed specifically for health professionals. We’ve also supplied posters you can use to promote our free Ready to COPE guide, which delivers trustworthy and high-quality information to… Read More

COPE in the media

COPE raises awareness about perinatal emotional and mental health by sharing our expertise in the media. October 29, 2017 ABC News: New mothers: Identifying women at risk of perinatal mental health issues Dr Highet discusses the importance of the new Guideline, risk factors of perinatal mental health… Read More

Ready to COPE – FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions about Ready to COPE. Ready to COPE is written for you if you (or your partner) is pregnant or had a baby in the last 12 months. Pregnancy and parenthood is a unique and emotional time in your life. It’s a time of… Read More

iCOPE Digital Screening

iCOPE is designed to ensure every mother is provided with the right support for mental health during the perinatal period. The digital platform screens for symptoms of depression and anxiety and assesses psychosocial risk factors. iCOPE ensures 100% accuracy in scoring, provides automated tailored clinician… Read More

Supporting partnerships

The success of COPE to date has been made possible through a number of supporting partnerships with individuals, organisations and corporate community, together with the the commitment of our dedicated Board, Company Members and team of staff. Our Financial Supporters Commonwealth… Read More