Beyone Blue

Beyond Blue resources to support new parents and parents-to-be

Gippsland PHN is pleased to be supporting Beyond Blue to promote new resources for new and expectant parents across Gippsland.

Mental health was rated as the most important health issue in community interviews conducted by the population health team during the Tell Maria Campaign. There was specific mention of postnatal depression and anxiety.

The free resources below help new and expectant mums, dads, partners and family members to identify if a new parent isn’t coping. They also explain some of the common emotional challenges faced by new and expectant parents and offer practical advice on how to deal with them. Informed by Mental Health Care in the Perinatal Period: Australian Clinical Practice Guideline, they also include detailed information about mental health conditions.

They aim to assist women, men, partners and families to seek support and find the right treatment.

Beyond Blue’s perinatal resources available now are:

You can also order multiple copies of our perinatal resources at beyondblue.org.au/resources

Online checklists are also available.

It aims to encourage new mums to take the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), which beyond blue have called their Mum’s Mental Health Checklist. The checklist is a set of 10 questions that can help new mums and health professionals get a better sense of how they’re tracking.

To find out more about the EPDS, see the National Perinatal Mental Health Guideline.

New dads or dads-to-be can complete the Dad’s Stress Test, a version of the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10).

For more information download the New Resources Digital Flyer and share it amongst your networks. The Flyer contains details about the current perinatal resources, including where and how to order or download. Or visit Beyond Blue Online.