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An interdisciplinary approach to perinatal anxiety and depression
The webinar features an interdisciplinary panel of experts that explores how health professionals can better identify symptoms of perinatal anxiety and depression and provide enhanced care for women at risk.
Through an exploration of perinatal anxiety and depression the webinar will provide participants with the opportunity to:
  • Discuss biological, social and environmental factors that increase the risk of developing perinatal anxiety and depression, including associated stigma.  
  • Discuss screening, identification, assessment and diagnosis of perinatal anxiety and depression.
  • Evaluate the recommended therapeutic approaches that have proven successful in the treatment of perinatal anxiety and depression.
  • Outline the importance of collaboration and appropriate referrals when providing care to women experiencing and living with perinatal anxiety and depression.  

Panel List

Review the panel of interdisciplinary experts' bios:
  • Dr. Nicole Hall (NSW – General Practitioner)
  • Dr. Nicole Highet (VIC - Psychologist)
  • Nia Ellis (VIC – Mother with lived experience)
  • Rosemarie Vary (VIC - Enhanced Maternal Child Health Nurse)
Facilitator: Prof. Stephen Trumble (VIC – General Practitioner)


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This webinar was produced in May 2022. The Mental Health Professionals’ Network’s webinars are produced for mental health professionals. The information is intended for suitably-experienced mental health professionals and does not replace clinical judgement and decision making. It is intended for use as a guide of a general nature only and may or may not be relevant to particular patients or circumstances. The subject matter is not exhaustive of any mental health conditions presented. Health professionals implementing any recommendations contained in the webinar must exercise their own independent skill or judgement or seek appropriate professional advice relevant to their own particular circumstances when so doing. Any information presented in the webinar recording was deemed relevant at the time of the live event and after this date has not been reviewed. No guarantee can be given that the information is free from error or omission. Accordingly, MHPN and its employees and agents shall have no liability (including without limitation liability by reason of negligence) to any users of the information contained in any MHPN webinar for any loss or damage (consequential or otherwise) cost or expense incurred or arising by reason of any person using or relying on the information contained in MHPN webinars and whether caused by reason of any error, negligent act, omission or misrepresentation of the information.