One in five women will experience a mental health difficulty during pregnancy or within the first 12 months postpartum. Midwives and other primary health workers are often the first point of contact for women. This workshop aims to provide health professionals with the skills they need to be able to assist women in seeking support by helping to identify women with mental health concerns, and overcome barriers to help-seeking. It also teaches simple micro-counselling skills to help you feel confident in communicating with women, so you can build better relationships to enable better clinical outcomes.
This is an important CPD workshop for anyone working with new mothers: midwives, maternal child health nurses, psychologists, counsellors, lactation consultants, and doctors.
- Melbourne: 16 March (Mercure Treasury, 13 Spring St).
- Sydney: 6 April (Novotel Sydney Central, 169-179 Thomas St).
- Brisbane 15 June (Pullman Mercure, King George Square)
- Brisbane 3 November (CBD venue TBC)
Register online here using our secure Registration Form.
Registration is at 0830 and the workshop finishes at 1700. Registration fees include morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.
The event brochure including the detailed program here.
The workshop will provide 6 contact hours and you will receive a Statement of Attendance.
- Mental health concerns in the perinatal period
- Barriers to effective care
- Common thinking traps
- Communication skills training
The full/standard fee is $250. The earlybird fee is $225. Students can claim 20% discount off the fee that applies at the time of registering. Email us for more information on this.
The Earlybird fee cut-off for each workshop is 60 days prior to the workshop (except Melbourne and Sydney which are slightly less). The fee must be paid before this date for the discount to apply:
- Brisbane (15 June) – 15 April
About the Speaker
Amanda Donnet is a registered psychologist working in private practice on the southside of Brisbane. She predominantly works with women and their families experiencing depression, anxiety, or adjustment difficulties during pregnancy and the postnatal period. Amanda also assists mothers or fathers experiencing parenting difficulties, including sleep difficulties, bonding or attachment issues. The mother of three young boys, in her spare (and often not-spare) time, Amanda enjoys volunteering as a qualified breastfeeding counsellor assisting individuals and running mother-to-mother support groups. She has also completed additional training in managing unsettled and distressed babies.
The venues are all centrally located with easy access by public transport.
Brisbane: The Mercure Hotel (Mercure/Pullman) is centrally located on the corner of Ann and Roma Sts, near King George Square. It is a short walk from Roma St Transit Centre (or Central Station), and therefore, easily accessed by bus and train services. Tel 07 3229 9111