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COPE - Centre of Perinatal Excellence

COPE's purpose is to prevent and improve the quality of life of those living with emotional and mental health problems that occur prior to and within the perinatal period.

COPE achieves this through six strategic objectives:
  • support and advise a national framework for perinatal mental health - through working with the Commonwealth, states and territories, professional bodies and consumer organisations
  • support best practice - through the development and dissemination of fully accredited online training, information and resources for health professionals to ensure the implementation of best practice
  • national data analytics - through the development of innovative screening and data management systems, COPE is working to facilitate national data collection, to inform the outcomes of screening and advise policy and service delivery
  • community awareness - COPE works with others to raise awareness of emotional and mental health conditions through innovative campaigns and strategies. They also address the observed high rates of stigma that currently prevents disclosure and early help-seeking
  • integration with support services - COPE is committed to working with support services at a local, state or national level to respond to and support women and families in need
  • research and advocacy - through working with world-leading experts, COPE will support the much-needed research required to build knowledge and bridge the gaps that currently exist in the provision of evidence-based screening and treatment practices.

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Last reviewed: December 2015

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Antenatal anxiety, anxiety during pregnancy - COPE

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health problem - affecting one in four people people in their lifetime. Antenatal anxiety is even more common.

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Types of support in pregnancy - COPE

there are effective ways to alleviate stress, if you are finding it difficult to fall pregnant. Below are some types of support that may assist you if you need to seek support or treatment at this earliest pre-pregnancy stage in the perinatal journey.

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Management of bipolar disorder in the postnatal period - COPE

In most cases, the management of bipolar disorder in the postnatal period will require that women go to hospital, usually a psychiatric hospital.

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Postnatal depression - COPE

Postnatal depression is a common, but debilitating condition that affects one in seven women following the birth of their baby.

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Concerned about someone? - COPE

if you find yourself concerned about someone who may be struggling during pregnancy or in the months following the birth of their child.

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Impacts upon your emotional health in pregnancy. - COPE

Pregnancy brings with it lots of changes - all of which can impact upon your emotional health in pregnancy.

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Treatment of antenatal depression - COPE

Depression during pregnancy affects up to one in ten women, and there is a range of treatment can be helpful for the treatment of antenatal depression.

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Information for grandparents - COPE

The transition to grandparenthood is not always as straight forward as we anticipated, and is likely to vary greatly from what it was when you had young children.

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Treatment for depression in fathers - COPE

If you are experiencing depression before or after the birth of your baby there are a range of safe and effective treatments for depression available.

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Preparing for pregnancy

Once you have decided to start a family, there are ways you can start preparing yourself for pregnancy - physically, mentally and psychologically.

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