Perinatal Mental Health

The impending birth of a baby, although wonderful and much sought after for many, can be a challenging and worrying time.  As well as the associated physical changes that women experience, it is also a time of great change in many aspects of life for both parents.  At Eltham Mind and Body Psychology, we assist in guiding new and expectant parents through the perinatal period and offer support to new parents and babies to enable them to be their happiest and healthiest selves.

It is very common for women to experience depression and anxiety disorders both during pregnancy and after giving birth. Our perinatal mental health services offer support and treatment for these issues as well as less common disorders that some women may experience such as postpartum psychosis and bipolar disorder.

We also offer services for new and expectant fathers facing mental health issues related to pregnancy, childbirth and parenting. 

It is vitally important to address mental health issues in the perinatal period as they have the potential to negatively impact both the mother/infant bond and broader family relationships as well as having a longer term impact on the infant’s social, emotional and physical well-being.

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Our Process

Our process includes the assessment, formulation, diagnosis and treatment of psychological problems and mental health disorders and uses evidence based therapies and counselling to help clients to resolve their mental health issues and psychological problems and improve their overall psychological health and wellbeing.

List of services provided under main category

  • Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Depression
  • Health anxiety
  • Stress and burnout
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Living with cancer
  • Children’s mental health
  • Self-development
  • Generalised anxiety
  • Women’s health issues
  • Social anxiety
  • Trauma and post-traumatic stress
  • Panic attacks
  • Support for abusive relationships

For more information about any of our services

or to make an appointment please call us on

(03) 9431 3337

If you feel like you are need of immediate assistance,

please dial 000 for emergency services or call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

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