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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

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

References – Am I at risk?

Below are the references and suggested reading on this topic. National Perinatal Mental Health Guideline: Austin M-P , Highet NJ and the Guidelines Expert Advisory Committee (2011) Clinical Practice Guidelines for depression and related disorders – anxiety, bipolar disorder and puerperal psychosis – in the perinatal period.  A guideline for… Read More

Perinatal depression

While depression during pregnancy or early parenthood (i.e. the perinatal period) is the same as at any other time of life, the risk of it developing at this time is greater. Australian research indicates that depression is experienced by up to one in ten women (10%) during pregnancy and one… Read More

COPE Online Training: Course Information

COPE is committed to supporting health professionals to have access to appropriate training. We currently have online courses offering basic skills in perinatal mental health, and specialised training in supporting bereaved parents through perinatal loss. Sign-up & Start a Course Course background… Read More

Management of perinatal anxiety

Support and early intervention for women experiencing distress or anxiety symptoms may help to prevent more serious mental health problems from developing. Depending on the severity of a woman’s symptoms, management of perinatal anxiety may involve a combination of psychosocial support, psychological therapy… Read More