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.
Courses for Expectant and New Parents
Courses for Health Professionals
The Kimberley Mum’s Mood Scale (KMMS) has been developed and validated as a culturally appropriate approach to screening Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander for perinatal depression and and anxiety. This module provides and overview to using the KMMS and details how to perform a routine psychosocial assessment using the KMMS and discusses referral pathways based on assessment outcomes. This module is provided free of charge, courtesy of the Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Service and AMSED 24/7.
A practical course to guide you in the "how to" when caring for bereaved parents following the death of their baby after miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death. This course is designed for the front-line health professional - Midwives, Nurses, Obstetricians, Paediatricians and Neonatologists or anyone working closely with a bereaved family following a perinatal loss. This course is delivered by Eliza Strauss, Bereavement Midwife, The Perinatal Loss Centre.
Courses for Community Leaders
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.