Perinatal Mental Health2022-04-29T10:47:52+10:00

Perinatal Mental Health

The perinatal period is a time of great change in a women’s life. Adjusting to pregnancy and parenthood can bring both joy and stress to families.  It is not uncommon to feel scared and overwhelmed: focusing on all aspects of your physical, social, emotional and mental health is essential for your overall wellbeing.

On this page

    Who are we?

    We are a non-acute nurse led service that supports emotional health and wellbeing of women, their partners and families during the perinatal period, conception to a year after the birth of a baby.

    Consumers who are in crisis are referred to the acute care service for immediate mental health support. MH call 1300 642 255 (24 hour service)

    Clinics

    • We have antenatal clinics at:
      • Royal Womens and Brisbane Hospital
      • Redcliffe Hospital
      • Caboolture Hospital
      • Nundah Community Health Centre.
    • Postnatal appointment are offered at the Nundah Community Health Centre and other community locations by arrangement
    • Telehealth is also available for all antenatal or postnatal appointments

    Our services

    • Appointment based, specialist perinatal mental health assessment and treatment
    • Referral recommendations to appropriate psychological and/or community services
    • Short term support
    • Telephone consultation support for GP around medication use in pregnancy and or breast feeding via Nurse Practitioner or Perinatal Consultant Psychiatrist
    • Pre conception advice for women who are currently taking medications for their mental health under Medicare 291

    How to access this service

    Consumers living or birthing in the Metro North area can access this service

    There are no walk in appointments available

    Monday – Friday 08.00am to 4.30pm
    Intake line: 07 3146 2525
    Email: (preferred option) Perinatal-Mental-Health@health.qld.gov.au
    Fax: 07 3146 2314

    Healthcare professionals

    Self referral

    For self referrals; at a minimum we need the following

    • Full Medicare name
    • Date of birth
    • Address
    • Phone Number
    • Any other details you feel are relevant

    Contact us

    Perinatal Wellbeing Team
    Metro North Health

    Location: 10 Nellie St, Nundah
    Phone: 07 3146 2525
    Fax: 07 3146 2314
    Email: 
    Open: 8.00am-4.30pm Monday-Friday
    Please note, there are no walk-in appointments.

    Need help?

    1300 MHCALL (1300 64 2255)

    Your first point of contact for Metro North Mental Health, providing support, information and referral.

    About 1300 MHCALL

    For persons under the age of 18, view The Child and Youth Mental Health Service