Mothers Mental Health Workshop

title border 2nd January 2018

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 event is for anyone working with new mothers including midwives, maternal child health nurses, psychologists, counsellors, lactation consultants, and doctors.

Workshop dates:

  • Melbourne – Friday 16 March *
  • Sydney – Friday 6 April*
  • Brisbane – Friday 15 June
  • Canberra – Friday 16 November *

* Each of these workshops is followed the next day by Cultivating Compassion in Maternity Care workshop. See more information on that workshop here.

Online registration now open – register using our secure Registration Form here.


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.

Sessions are:

  • Mental health concerns in the perinatal period
  • Barriers to effective care
  • Common thinking traps
  • Communication skills training

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.

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