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MHPN Perinatal & Infant Mental Health Networks

9/05/2022
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.

New South Wales:
Castle Hills Perinatal and Infant (NEW) – Taking expressions of interest, please email a.osciak@mhpn.org.au
Inner West Sydney Women's Mental Health
Sutherland Shire Women's Mental Health
Tamworth Perinatal Mental HealthSeeking Coordinator*
 
Victoria:
VIC Online Prenatal Diagnosis Mental Health
St Kilda Perinatal and Infant MHPN (formerly Armadale Perinatal)
Ballarat/Western Victoria Perinatal & Infant Mental Health
Balwyn/Kew Perinatal - Next meeting Wednesday, 1 June 2022
Northcote/Northern Perinatal and Infant Mental Health
Moonee Ponds/Western Infant and Perinatal Mental Health
Beaumaris/Bayside Womens Mental Health
Geelong Women's Mental Health - Next meeting Thursday, 16 June 2022
Ringwood/Outer Eastern Perinatal and Infant – Seeking coordinator*
Bayside Perinatal & Infant Reflective Practice Group (NEW) – Taking expressions of interest, please email a.osciak@mhpn.org.au
 
Tasmania:
Hobart/North Hobart Perinatal and Infant Mental Health - Next meeting Monday, 16th May 2022
Tasmanian Women's Mental Health Network
Launceston Perinatal Seeking coordinator*
 
Western Australia:
Busselton/South West Perinatal - Next meeting Wednesday, 8 June 2022
Northbridge/Perth Women's Mental Health
 
Queensland:
Nundah/Queensland Centre for Perinatal and Infant Mental Health or QCPIMH MHPN (formerly Brisbane North Perinatal & Infant Mental Health) – Next Meeting Thursday 14 July 2022
Southport/Gold Coast Perinatal and Infant Mental Health
Mackay Perinatal
Maroochydore Perinatal and Infant Mental Health
Mt Gravatt/Metro South Perinatal and Infant Mental Health
Arana Hills/Brisbane Mother's Mental Health - Next meeting Wednesday, 18 May 2022
Carina/Southern Brisbane Women's Mental Health
Caloundra/Sunshine Coast Women's Mental Health
 
South Australia:
Glenside/PIGLET - Next meeting Wednesday, 18 May 2022
 
Northern Territory:
Darwin Women's Mental Health
 
National / Online:
Online 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 a.osciak@mhpn.org.au 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 a.osciak@mhpn.org.au 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.
  • 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.