15 June 2020

A group of leading perinatal depression experts have come together to help GPs provide better care for patients with perinatal depression. A woman experiencing perinatal anxiety.

The Perinatal Depression e-Consortium (PDeC), led by the Parent-Infant Research Institute (PIRI), has partnered with Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA), Monash University, Queensland University of Technology and Jean Hailes for Women’s Health to develop the resource.

The free, evidence-based tools are available online to help general practice better support mums and dads experiencing perinatal depression and anxiety.

MumMoodBooster program

Two online portals, for mums and expecting mums, are available as part of the Commonwealth funded MumSpace initiative:

The portals provide free, effective, evidence-based online treatment programs for mild to moderately-severe antenatal and postnatal anxiety and depression.

A customised clinician portal will soon be available to enable GPs to directly refer patients to MumMoodBooster and track their progress. GPs will have secure log-in access to comprehensive baseline screening assessments, progressive summary reports and detailed patient progress. This portal has been co-developed with GPs and will be released very soon – view the flyer for more information.

Visit panda.org.au for more information and support for individuals and families experiencing perinatal anxiety and depression.

With Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia.

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