Perinatal Depression

Counselling (Psychological Strategies)

Having a child can be one of life’s biggest joys but it’s also a major change. For many, feelings of anxiety and depression are not uncommon as you adjust to your new life.

Perinatal depression services are available to women and men from low-income families.

Receive up to 12 sessions of psychological services from a specialist perinatal depression clinician.

Who might need these services?

  • Women with a diagnosis or suspected diagnosis of perinatal depression
  • Women who will benefit from short-term focused psychological strategies
  • Women from a low income family (not necessarily a health concession card holder)
  • Women residing in, or having a regular GP in, the local government area of Monash or in Ashburton and surrounds
  • Women who have not accessed psychological services through Medicare’s Better Access program in the current calendar year
  • Women not exhibiting any suicidal ideation or intent plans, means and/or risk to others

Who can I see for a referral?

The following health professionals can refer into the program:

  • GPs
  • Obstetricians
  • Maternal/child health nurses
  • Midwives

Maternal/child health nurses and midwives are regarded as “provisional referrers”, therefore clients will need to be linked into a GP for mental health plan by the third session of psychological services.

For more information contact 1300 552 509

See our counsellors at

Link Health and Community – Glen Waverley
2 Euneva Avenue, Glen Waverley

Link Health and Community – Oakleigh
8-10 Johnson Street, Oakleigh

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Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday


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