Parent group information
The first time parent group resource and facilitation guide focuses on the role of the maternal and child health nurse as a group facilitator. There are some tips for running effective groups and a series of sessions detailed.
You can select directly from these sessions for your group work or you can adapt them to suit the needs of your own groups and facilitation styles.
Quit smoking forms and guidance
Perinatal depression and anxiety have serious and long lasting effects on both parents and children if untreated. Consistent, early and effective identification and response by trained health professionals to families during this period can improve outcomes.
Perinatal Mental Health and Psychosocial Assessment is a practice resource for MCH nurses. It gives nurses guidance on:
- perinatal mental health disorders
- screening and psychosocial assessment
- pathways to care
- women centred communication.
Beyond Blue, clinical practice guidelinescovers depression and related disorders, anxiety, bipolar disorder and puerperal psychosis in the perinatal period.
Cradle to Kinder is an intensive ante and postnatal support service to provide longer term, intensive family and early parenting support for vulnerable young mothers and their families, commencing in pregnancy and continuing until the child reaches four years of age.
Healthy mothers, healthy babies is a program that aims to reduce the burden of chronic disease by addressing maternal risk behaviours and providing support during pregnancy.
Perinatal anxiety and depression Australia (PANDA) is a specialist not for profit organisation that has helped tens of thousands of Australians get vital information and support for antenatal and postnatal depression for over 30 years.