The Impacts of COVID-19 on Perinatal Mental Health

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Join Dr Nicole Highet, founder of the Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE), as she highlights the impacts that COVID-19 has had on hopeful, expectant and new parents, as well as the longer-term issues the global pandemic is having on mother, baby and family.


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Dr Nicole Highet is the founder and executive director of COPE: Centre of Perinatal Excellence. Nicole has a background in clinical psychology, marketing, campaign development, and advocacy. Following over thirteen years at Beyondblue, Nicole founded COPE in 2013 to provide a dedicated focus on effective and sustainable approaches to best practice in perinatal mental health. COPE’s work involves maintaining national momentum, ensuring support for best practice through new National Guidelines and investment into innovative, measurable, and sustainable approaches to best practice implementation including but not limited to electronic approaches to psycho-education, e-screening platforms, online training, e-referral and e-health promotion initiatives.
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First Published31 August 2021
Updated31 August 2021
31 August 2024
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