Postnatal depression & anxiety: responding to risks

Webinar (1.5 hours) — Last updated 24 October 2016 — Last reviewed 19 October 2016


Professor Jane Fisher, BSc (Hons), PhD, MAPS
Academic Clinical Psychologist
Jean Hailes Professor of Women's Health and Director Jean Hailes Research Unit, Monash University

Dr Deidre Bentley, MBBS
General Practitioner and Educator

Ms Jan O'Connell, RN, RM, Grad Dip MCH/CHN
Maternal & Child Health Nurse and Parenting Consultant 

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This webinar will:

  • identify common risks for postnatal mental health problems among parents of infants
  • introduce new and practical ways of addressing these risks in your practice
  • demonstrate evidence-informed e-resources for practitioners to use with parents

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Learning objectives

  1. Recognise modifiable risks for perinatal depressive, anxiety and adjustment disorders
  2. Implement evidence-informed strategies using e-mental health resources, to build skills and promote health adjustment among new parents.


This webinar is activity number 64191. It is accredited with 3 category 2 CPD points.
NOTE: This is a Category 2 activity, and does not count towards a GP's RANZCOG accreditation.

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This webinar has also been endorsed by the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Association, the Australian Association of Social Workers, and the Australian Community Workers Association as a CPD activity.

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