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 National Perinatal Mental Health Guideline developed by COPE and endorsed by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) in October 2017.

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.

If you’d like to remain updated on any resources to help you implement best practice as set forth in the guideline, please register to be part of our database of health professionals.