Health Promotion Resources
COPE is committed to working with organisations and the community to raise awareness of the challenges that can occur on the journey to parenthood
Ready to COPE App
The Ready to COPE App is the perfect companion for all expectant and new parents. The App is free, and provides weekly psycho-education, as recommended in the Australian National Guideline.
The app provides women, men and non-birthing partners with weekly information to support and protect their emotional health and wellbeing throughout pregnancy, birth and the first year of parenthood.
The Ready to COPE Poster series has been designed for placement in maternity, postnatal and general practice settings to support expectant and new parents.
These can be ordered and installed at no cost.
The ready to COPE App video can be downloaded and played in waiting rooms to encourage expectant and new parents to download the free app and receive weekly information throughout their pregnancy and first year of parenthood.
To raise awareness of the range of emotional and mental health challenges that can arise in pregnancy we have developed a series of posters.
These can be downloaded and printed for a range of community and healthcare settings where expectant parents may frequent.
To raise awareness of emotional and mental health in pregnancy, you can download The Truth campaign videos and play them in waiting rooms or public areas.
Two specific poster series have been developed to raise awareness of emotional and mental health issues that can arise in early parenthood.
Birth Trauma Awareness
Birth trauma is a significant and often hidden issue which is often not discussed or spoken about openly. It is important that women and their partners are aware that there is information and support available for them following a traumatic birth.
These posters can be downloaded and printed for a range of settings including postnatal wards, maternal, child and family health settings, allied health settings (eg. psychology, physiotherapy clinics) and general practice settings to raise awareness of birth trauma, its impacts and where to access quality information and support following a traumatic birth.
As this depiction of birth trauma may be triggering, we do not advise playing this is public settings. However it may be useful as a education and training resource for health professionals to use.
Emotional Health in Early Parenthood
Early parenthood brings a range of challenges for new parents.
The poster series below can be placed in settings where new parents frequent (community and healthcare settings, workplaces etc.) to provide further information about the range of challenges that can occur in the early weeks and months of parenthood, and direct them to timely support.
The series also reminds the general population that this can be an at-risk time for parents, and extra awareness and support may be needed.
You can download The Truth campaign videos and raise awareness of emotional and mental health challenges in early parenthood.
Many couples face the challenge of coping with infertility and its treatments. This is known to have significant impacts on emotional and mental health.
These posters can be downloaded and printed to raise awareness of the emotional and mental health challenges commonly experienced when faced with infertility. These can be placed in a range settings including infertility clinics and general practice settings.
You can download The Truth campaign videos and raise awareness of emotional and mental health challenges when experiencing infertility.
As these are depictions of real stories by individuals, this may be triggering and hence we advise they are used with discretion in the context of raising awareness and education about the impacts of infertility.