Health Professionals

Supporting health professionals
to provide best practice


A key focus of COPE is to support and advise health professionals on best practice surrounding the prevention, detection, treatment and management of perinatal mental health disorders in the perinatal period.

All advice on this site is based on high quality research and/or clinical advice from leading perinatal mental health experts and is underpinned by the beyondblue Perinatal Clinical Practice Guidelines endorsed by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) in May 2011.

Much of the work initially undertaken in this section of the website, was initially undertaken by the perinatal team at beyondblue, who have now transitioned to COPE to facilitate a dedicated focus to guide health professionals in the assessment, treatment and management of perinatal mental health problems.

This section provides extensive information for surrounding symptoms, assessment and management of different perinatal mental health disorders, details about the clinical practice guidelines, as well as access to accredited training and information about help for patients under Medicare.