Prioritising Mental Health – Perinatal Mental Health and Wellbeing Program

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Publication date: 
31 March 2019
Publication type: 
Fact Sheet
Intended audience: 
General public

The Government will support the mental health of expectant and new parents through an innovative Perinatal Mental Health and Wellbeing Program. The program will improve the range of services available to better support the women and families affected by perinatal mental illness, or experiencing grief after the death of a child. It will deliver innovative screening and treatment approaches, improved access to perinatal mental health support and treatment, and increased community awareness of perinatal mental health issues.