Perinatal Clinical Practice Guidelines
Given the high prevalence of perinatal mental health conditions during pregnancy and the year following the birth of a baby, in 2011 Beyond Blue developed Australia’s first guidelines for the treatment of perinatal mental health conditions.
The Guidelines were funded by state, territory and federal governments under the National Perinatal Depression Initiative (NPDI)
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.