Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Sub Network
The Mental Health Network includes a unique Sub Network structure.
The Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Sub Network was established on
15 February 2016, to address the difficulty in coordinating such a large network and to support the Mental Health Network to engage with and improve outcomes for specific cohorts of mental health service users.
The establishment of the Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Sub Network followed a thorough process that sought to be inclusive, representative and reflect the concerns and views of the sector.
The Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Sub Network has a broad membership that is supported by a Steering Committee and is sponsored by the Women’s Health, Genetics and Mental Health, North Metropolitan Health Service.
The Steering Committee is co-chaired by Ms Leanda Verrier and Ms Donna Kristianopolous.
The Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Sub Network Establishment Report provides background on this Sub Network and can be found here.
The Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Sub Network Steering Committee has submitted the final report and recommendations on the “Emerging trends post COVID-19 restrictions for WA families with infants and young children” to the Mental Health Network Executive Advisory Group. Once approved, the full report will be made available on the Mental Health Commission website.
The report provides a snapshot of the concerns and thoughts of consumers, health professionals and community workers. The survey was well received with 81 responses submitted over a two-week period. You can access a summary of this report for further information here.