Perinatal (pre birth - 12 months)
Perinatal Community Mental Health clinicians provide specialist mental health assessment and intervention for women in the perinatal period (during pregnancy and up to 12 months post birth) and their families.
What we do?
We are a specialist community public mental health service providing assessment and psychological treatment to women and their families during the perinatal period. Perinatal Community Mental Health clinicians include experienced doctors, allied health professionals and nurses.
Who we are for?
We work with families within the perinatal period. We provide treatment and support to women experiencing mental health difficulties, including those experiencing difficulty with the transition to parenthood; symptoms of anxiety and depression; or more serious mental health conditions.
What can you expect?
We assess your needs and individualise your treatment to support you throughout your journey of recovery. We have a number of options available including community-based treatment and group programs. Perinatal Community Mental Health Clinicians refer to the Mother and Family Unit for inpatient stays if appropriate.
How to access this service?
All referrals are made by contacting the Mental Health Access & Triage team on 1300 247 647 (24 hours/7 days).
Anyone can make a referral including (but not limited to): General Practitioners, Maternal and Child Health Nurses, other Health Professionals, Community Agencies or by self-referral.
Once your referral has been received, a perinatal community mental health clinician will contact you to schedule an appointment to assess, discuss and plan your treatment options.
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