Clinical Practice Guidelines Antenatal care - Module I

4.5 Resources

Page last updated: 02 April 2013

Women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

Multicultural Health (Queensland Health) — Pregnancy and postnatal topics. For more information please visit Queensland Health website.

NSW Health Standards Procedures for Working with Health Care Interpreters PD2006_053. For more information please visit NSW Health website.

NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service — Pregnancy and postnatal topics. For more information please visit NSW Health website.

Royal Women’s Hospital (2010) Female Genital Mutilation – Maternity. www.thewomens.org.au/FemaleGenitalMutilationMaternity (This website link was valid at the time of submission).

Adolescent women

SA Children, Youth and Women’s Health. For more information please visit Child and Youth Health website.

Women in rural and remote areas

Rural Health Education Foundation online videos. For more information please visit Rural Health Education Foundation website

Women with serious mental health disorders

beyondblue (2011) Clinical Practice Guidelines Depression and Related Disorders — Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder and Puerperal Psychosis — in the Perinatal Period. A Guideline for Primary Care Health Professionals. Melbourne: beyondblue: the national depression initiative. For more information please visit beyondblue website.

Online training — beyondblue provides online training in assessing and managing mental health disorders in the perinatal period. For more information please visit Think GP website.

Nguyen TN, Faulkner D, Allen S et al (2010) Managing pregnant women with serious mental illness: using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale as a marker of anxiety and depressive symptoms. Aust NZ J Psychiatric 44(11): 1036–42.

Solari H, Dickson KE, Miller L (2009) Understanding and treating women with schizophrenia during pregnancy and postpartum–Motherisk Update 2008. Can J Clin Pharmacol 16(1): e23–32.

SA Perinatal Practice Guidelines Workgroup (2009; reviewed 2010) Chapter 143 Psychosis in pregnancy and postpartum. In: South Australian Perinatal Practice Guidelines. Adelaide: SA Health. For more information please visit South Australia Health website.

SA Perinatal Practice Guidelines Workgroup (2010) Chapter 144 Eating disorders in pregnancy. In: South Australian Perinatal Practice Guidelines. Adelaide: SA Health. For more information please visit South Australia Health website.

SA Perinatal Practice Guidelines Workgroup (2011) Chapter 146 Personality disorders. In: South Australian Perinatal Practice Guidelines. Adelaide: SA Health. For more information please visit South Australia Health website.

WA Dept Health (2008) Healthy Babies for Mothers with Serious Mental Illness: A Case Management Framework for Mental Health Clinicians. For more information please visit Western Australia Department of Health website.

Mental health referral and advice

  • The beyondblue website includes a directory of medical and allied health professionals in mental health, including psychologists, clinical psychologists, social workers and mental health nurses.
  • The headspace Knowledge Centre provides up-to-date information about treatment interventions and models of care for young people with mental health and substance use issues. For more information please visit Headspace website.
  • The Black Dog Institute offers education and training programs, resources and online learning for health professionals with a focus on depression and bipolar disorder. For more information please visit Black Dog Institute website.
  • square — Suicide, Questions, Answers and Resources — is an integrated suicide prevention resource developed by General Practice SA and Relationships Australia (SA) in conjunction with the Australian and State/Territory Governments. It is part of the National Suicide Prevention Strategy and was jointly funded by the Australian Government and the Government of South Australia. For more information please visit square website.
  • The Living Is For Everyone (LIFE) website is a suicide and self-harm prevention resource designed for people across the community who are involved in suicide and self-harm prevention activities. For more information please visit Living is for everyone website.
  • The GP Psych Support service provides GPs with patient management advice from psychiatrists within 24 hours. Phone: 1800 200 588; Fax: 1800 012 422; For more information please visit GP Psych Support website.
Government funding to receive treatment from psychiatrists, psychologists, appropriately trained GPs, social workers, occupational therapists and nurses can be accessed through initiatives including:
  • Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS). For more information please visit Department of Health website.
  • Better Access initiative (Medicare items). For more information please visit Department of Health website.
  • Better Outcomes in Mental Health Care. For more information please visit Department of Health website.
  • Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program. For more information please visit www.medicareaustralia.gov.au/provider/incentives/mental-health.jsp (This website link was valid at the time of submission).