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Perinatal Mental Health Fact Sheets for Health Professionals

Derived from the National Perinatal Mental Health Guideline, a series of perinatal mental health informational fact sheets and resources have been developed specifically for health professionals. You can download or print these fact sheets for free.  You are prohibited to sell them for a… Read More

Ready to COPE – FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions about the Ready to COPE pregnancy and newborn app for mums, dads and non-birthing partners.  Who is Ready to COPE for? Ready to COPE is a free app for pregnant women and… Read More

Ready to COPE – Information for Healthcare & Service Providers

What is Ready to COPE? Ready to COPE is a free pregnancy and parenting app. The Ready to COPE app provides men and women with timely, relevant information about their emotional and mental wellbeing throughout their pregnancy and first twelve months following the birth of their baby. … Read More

Sign up for Ready to COPE

Looking for a free pregnancy app?   Stay informed and feel reassured during pregnancy and your first year of parenthood with Ready to COPE – the free app for pregnancy, birth and the first year of parenthood… 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

Perinatal anxiety

Perinatal anxiety is very common.  In a recent Australian study, one-fifth of women assessed during late pregnancy and reviewed at 2, 4 and 6–8 months after the birth had an anxiety disorder (approximately two-thirds with co-occurring depression) and almost 40% of women with a major depressive episode had a co-occurring… Read More