Perinatal Clinical Practice Guidelines
Given the high prevalence of perinatal mental health conditions during pregnancy and the year following the birth of a baby, beyondblue developed Australia’s first Guidelines for the treatment of perinatal mental health conditions.
The Guidelines, endorsed in 2011, assist health professionals working in primary care and maternity care. The Guidelines have also informed the development of an extensive range of companion resources for health professionals, women and their families.
The Guidelines were funded by state, territory and federal governments under the National Perinatal Depression Initiative (NPDI)
beyondblue wishes to advise that revised Perinatal Clinical Practice Guidelines have been developed by the Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE). The new guidelines, titled 'Effective mental health care in the perinatal period: Australian Clinical Practice Guidelines' were released late October 2017.
Also available to download
- Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) and Psychosocial Questionnaire scoring wheel for health professionals
- Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) scoring pad for health professionals
To download these resources, simply access beyondblue’s online ordering catalogue