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Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) Perinatal Mental Health Resource Portal for Health Professionals (2011) 

About the project

The CaLD Perinatal Mental Health Resource Portal was compiled by the Victorian Transcultural Psychiatry Unit (VTPU) as a component of the CaLD Perinatal Project, which the VTPU managed as part of the Victorian response to the National Perinatal Depression Initiative in 2011.

The Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Perinatal Depression Project aimed to provide training for professionals in working effectively with women from CALD backgrounds experiencing mental health concerns during the perinatal period.

Components of the project included an information and consultation forum, delivery of a face to face training program to health professionals, and production of an online training resource for clinicians working with expectant and new mothers.

To read the full report, click here.

The CaLD Perinatal Resource Portal Links

Find links to relevant organisations, publications and resources relating to perinatal mental health in CaLD communities for health professional/clinician’s working in the field. Explore Portal links below:

- Resources for Mental Health Professionals

- Statewide Transcultural Mental Health Serivces

- Working Effectively with Interpreters in Mental Health Settings Kit 

- Statewide Perinatal Services

- Peak Body Perinatal Mental Health Services

The VTMH provides additional links to other general resources under the Search page of our main website here.

If you work in an organisation that provides services/resources relating to perinatal mental health in CaLD communities, and would like to be added to the portal, please contact vtmh@svha.org.au  

Online Training: Cultural responsiveness in perinatal mental health

As part of the CaLD Perinatal Project, the VTMH offers an free, non-accredited online training module for health professionals titled:Cultural responsiveness in perinatal mental health: Working effectively with women and their families from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds” which aims to provided staff with an introduction to cultural responsiveness in perinatal mental health settings.

Access the online training Cultural responsiveness in perinatal mental health: Working effectively with women and their families from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds" here

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of services, and that the VTPU takes no responsibility for the quality of the information provided via these links. Links are provided for convenience only and may not be current. The VTPU is not responsible for the content of third party services or websites and provision of a link should not be construed as an endorsement or approval of the third party service or website. Please contactvtpu@svhm.org.au to report a broken link.