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Pregnancy, Birth and Baby

Pregnancy, Birth and Baby is a national Australian Government service providing support and information for expecting parents and parents of children, from birth to 5 years of age. They provide free, non-judgemental emotional support and reassurance. They provide guidance on children’s growth, behaviour and development and are able to refer parents to local services. Midwives/maternal child health nurses work with parents to ensure the health and wellbeing of their children and family.

Head to Health

Head to Health provides links to trusted Australian online and phone supports, resources and treatment options to help you to improve your own mental health, or support somebody else with mental health issues. Provided by the Australian Department of Health, Head to Health brings together apps, online programs, online forums, and phone services, as well as a range of digital information resources.

mum space

MumSpace supports the mental health and emotional wellbeing of pregnant women, new mums and their families. MumSpace is designed to connect you quickly with the level of support you need, from advice and support in the transition to parenthood, to effective online treatment programs for perinatal depression and anxiety. The resources on MumSpace will help you ‘step-up’ to whichever level of support suits you best. MumSpace is also a resource for your healthcare professional. MumSpace is brought to you by the Perinatal Depression e-Consortium (PDeC), led by the Parent-Infant Research Institute (PIRI) in partnership with Monash University, Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA), Jean Hailes for Women’s Health and Queensland University of Technology.