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Global Alliance Maternal Mental Health

Global Alliance Maternal Mental Health

Global Alliance Maternal Mental Health #GAMMH website was launched on International Women’s Day (8 March 2018)! https://globalalliancematernalmentalhealth.org/
PIRI’s Professor Jeannette Milgrom is on the steering committee of GAMMH in her role as Immediate Past President of the International Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health.

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Watch: Webinar delivered to Health Professionals on the Prevention and Treatment of Perinatal Mood Disorders

This webinar is designed to review the impact of perinatal psychological distress and mood disorders and increase participants understanding of ways in which distress can be prevented, detected and treated.

Professor Jeannette Milgrom, Clinical Psychologist and Director, Parent Infant Research Institute (PIRI), Austin Health and  University of Melbourne joined Professor Jane Fisher, Finkel Professor of Global Health, Monash University and Dr. Elizabeth Maher, specialist GP at the Masada Early Parenting Centre to help us to identify risk and presence of maternal psychological distress and mood disorders, and introduce us to treatment approaches including a leading Australian online perinatal mental health resource, MumSpace and how practitioners can use them in clinical practice.



Each year over 70,000 Australian women suffer antenatal and/or postnatal depression, and the figures are likely to be just as high for anxiety. The estimated costs are over half a billion dollars.
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