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MHPN Perinatal & Infant Mental Health Networks

MHPN’s special interest perinatal mental health networks offer practitioners the opportunity to hear from speakers who are leaders in the field of perinatal mental health.
Feedback from network members has been overwhelmingly positive in relation to having a regular space to come together with other interested professionals to learn and share about working with parents and infants.

MHPN networks help practitioners:
  • improve patient outcomes.
  • benefit from the experience and knowledge of other practitioners.
  • feel connected to practitioners in your local area.
  • improve referral pathways.
  • become a leader in your professional community.

MHPN perinatal & infant and women’s mental health networks are currently meeting in or around the below areas

To join any of the networks listed below and be invited to future meetings, you will need to create an MHPN portal account, or log into your account if you already have one. Click on the network name to get started.

National / Online:
Online Prenatal Diagnosis Mental Health - Next meeting Wednesday, 30 November 2022
Online Women's Mental Health Seeking coordinator*

New South Wales:
Castle Hills Perinatal and Infant (NEW) – Taking expressions of interest, please email
Inner West Sydney Women's Mental Health - Next meeting Tuesday, 22 November 2022
Sutherland Shire Women's Mental Health
Tamworth Perinatal Mental HealthSeeking Coordinator*
St Kilda Perinatal and Infant MHPN (formerly Armadale Perinatal) - Next meeting TBC
Ballarat/Western Victoria Perinatal & Infant Mental Health – Seeking Coordinator*
Balwyn/Kew Perinatal Next meeting Wednesday, 7 December 2022
Moonee Ponds/Western Infant and Perinatal Mental Health - Next meeting Tuesday, 29 November 2022
Beaumaris/Bayside Womens Mental Health
Geelong Women's Mental Health – Seeking Coordinator*
Ringwood/Outer Eastern Perinatal and InfantSeeking coordinator*
Bayside Perinatal & Infant Reflective Practice Group (NEW) – Taking expressions of interest, please email
Hobart/North Hobart Perinatal and Infant Mental Health 
Tasmanian Women's Mental Health Network - Next Meeting Wednesday, 30 November 2022
Launceston Perinatal Seeking coordinator*
Western Australia:
Busselton/South West Perinatal - Next meeting Tuesday, 15 November 2022
Northbridge/Perth Women's Mental Health
Nundah/Queensland Centre for Perinatal and Infant Mental Health or QCPIMH MHPN (formerly Brisbane North Perinatal & Infant Mental Health) 
Southport/Gold Coast Perinatal and Infant Mental Health - Next Meeting (ONLINE) Wednesday, 16 November 2022
Mackay Perinatal
Maroochydore Perinatal and Infant Mental Health
Mt Gravatt/Metro South Perinatal and Infant Mental Health
Arana Hills/Brisbane Mother's Mental Health 
Carina/Southern Brisbane Women's Mental Health – Seeking coordinator*
Caloundra/Sunshine Coast Women's Mental Health – Seeking coordinator*
South Australia:
Glenside/PIGLET - Next Meeting: Helen Mayo House Annual Conference - 21-22 November 2022 - The First 1000 Days for Everybody - Connecting, Decolonising, Innovating
Northern Territory:
Darwin Women's Mental Health – Seeking coordinator*

*Networks marked as ‘Seeking coordinator’ have an existing member base but are actively looking for a practitioner to lead the network. Contact to express interest in being a coordinator, or find out more about what it’s like to be a coordinator on the MHPN website.

Couldn’t find a network near you? Contact for more information about how you can start your own MHPN supported interdisciplinary network specialising in perinatal mental health.

Perinatal Resources

  • Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE) - resources for patients/ clients and their families.
  • Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia (PANDA) - mental health information, counselling and support for parents and families experiencing perinatal mental health challenges.
  • Australasian Birth Trauma Association (ABTA) - The ABTA is a national charity committed to reducing the incidence and impact of birth-related trauma whilst supporting affected women, families and health professionals. ABTA have a range of downloadable resources available to consumers.
  • ForWhen - a stepped care support service for parents and families experiencing perinatal mental health concerns and challenges. It’s designed to provide new parents—mothers, fathers, and carers—with a caring, supporting, and timely mental health navigation service in their local area.