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1 NATIONAL PERINATAL DEPRESSION INITIATIVE Emotional wellbeing

2 Emotional wellbeing learning objective  Recognize the importance of screening the emotional wellbeing of all Perinatal (antenatal and postnatal) women and develop a system in your practice to ensure this has occurred.

3 One of every four people is affected by mental illness directly or indirectly New Idea, October, 2012 pg 40

4 EvidenceResearch NPDI Objectives NPDI Project National Perinatal Depression Initiative Beyondblue

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6 Team Approach beyondblue State & Territory Project Managers Mental Health Policy Unit PMHCS ACT Health Division WYCCHP PANSDI

7 Implementation Plan in ACT WorkforceEducation Universal & Routine Screening EDPS Psychosocial Assessment Community AwarenessEvaluation

8 Workforce & training ofessionals/gps/onlinetrainingprogram.cfm

9 Psychosocial Assessment ________ ____________ ________ __________ ________ __________ ____________ _________

10 Psychosocial Toolkit Is a collection of practical resources available to health professionals to assist them in the management of perinatal mental health: Five key tools 1.Up to date and accurate information 2.Assessment and management tools DASS-21 K10 ANRQ PNRQ EDPS 3.Fact sheets for patients/clients 4.Box of helpful hints – Exercise activates, groups and support services 5.Mental health care plans - ATAPS

11 Key Considerations  Value of Antenatal education  Integrate psychosocial assessment and EDPS into routine maternal care  Planning for who will provide ongoing care  Availability of appropriate follow-up care  Ensuring continuity of care  Timing of assessment

12 Referral Care Pathways Postnatal screening 6-8 weeks Score 0-9 Likelihood of depression is low No further action Score Psychosocial Assess Possibility of depression Discuss with Client support and Repeat EDPS in 2 weeks Scores > 13 + Psychosocial Assess Likelihood of depression Refer to GP Refer to appropriate support services eg groups, social worker, PMHCS Score Psychosocial Assess Consider the safety of mother & child Contact nominated support person Consult mental health ACT team Antenatal screening weeks

13 Local Resources General Practitioners – Medicare Local - ATAPS Maternal and Child Health Nurses Support services – Early Days, Relaxing into Parenting/ Bring Baby Home programs Beyond baby blues resources Support groups - e.g. PANDSI Perinatal Mental Health Consultation Service Psychiatrists / Psychologists

14 Events  PND awareness week 18-24November  PANDSI and ACT Health Directorate ‘More than PND ‘- Twilight seminar  Walk for PND - Gunghalin Child and Family Centre Thursday 22 November,  Launch z-card consumer information

15 Thankyou Contact details Sally Haseler NPDI Project Manager Ph


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