Resources for Clinicians/Staff

Beyondblue - Clinical Practice Guidelines: Depression and related disorders - anxiety, bipolar and puerperal psychosis in the perinatal period.  A guideline for primary care health professionals. 

Includes the following supplementary resource:

Beyondblue - Perinatal mental health of women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds: A guide for primary care health professionals.

This resource will assist health professionals to provide culturally-appropriate and safe perinatal emotional and mental health care for women of immigrant or refugee backgrounds and their families. This resource was funded by the Federal Government and developed in collaboration with Mental Health in Multicultural Australia and a national multicultural reference group.


Queensland Health - Multicultural Clinical Support Resource - Cultural dimensions of pregnancy, birth and post-natal care

( NB: click and scroll  down to select topic from Folder Contents)

Produced by the State of Queensland (Queensland Health), this resource for clinicians provides more detailed information on particular issues facing women from refugee and migrant backgrounds.


Western Australia Perinatal Mental Health Initiative

Resources include:

  • Translated versions and further information on Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (for WA services).  
  • Publications focusing on specific CaLD communities and videos available for purchase on CALD consumer experiences of PND.  Click here for more information


Centre for Culture Ethnicity and Health (CEH)

Provides specialist information, training and support on cultural diversity and wellbeing for health and community service professionals.