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WHCSU Resources

A number of useful resources are available for consumers and health professionals. All resources are free within WA.

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General Resources

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Please note:
the Becoming a Parent: Emotional Health and Wellbeing booklet is no longer in print. 

It has been replaced by the Emotional Health during Pregnancy and Early Parenthood booklet, produced by beyondblue.

Please visit the beyondblue website to order the replacement booklet.

 

Where to Find Help booklet cover

 

Finding help before and after baby arrives (2012, formerly called “Where to Find Help”)

This pocket guide is designed to fit into a wallet or purse for easy access. It lists many useful services broken down into sections - including resources for Aboriginal peoples, fathers and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.

Catalogue number: HP 11881

Free within WA.

Request copies via the Online Publication Order System.

Download a printable version of Finding help before and after baby arrives (pdf, 228kb)

Having trouble downloading this resource? Contact wapmhu@health.wa.gov.au

 

The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), in English.

The EPDS is used as a screening tool to detect possible depression in the antenatal and postnatal periods. It is not a diagnostic tool.

The EDPS © The Royal College of Psychiatrists 1987. Cox, J.L., Holden, J.M. & Sagovsky, R. (1987). Detection of postnatal depression. Development of the 10-item Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale. British Journal of Psychiatry, 150, 782-786.

Catalogue number: HP 010125

Free within WA. For health professionals only.

Request copies from WAPMHU: wapmhu@health.wa.gov.au or (08) 9340 1795

Department of Health employees - download the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (pdf, 45kb).

Postnatal anxiety and depression (pamphlet, 2012)

This pamphlet discusses common postnatal mental health issues, treatment options and self-help strategies.

Catalogue number: HP 003073

Free within WA.

Download a printable version of Postnatal Anxiety Stress and Depression (pdf, 151kb)

Having trouble downloading this resource? Contact wapmhu@health.wa.gov.au

Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) Wheel

Please note:
The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) Wheel (pinwheel, 2009) is no longer in production.

It has been replaced by the Interpreting Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) in the antenatal and postnatal period resource, produced by beyondblue.

Please visit the beyondblue website to order the replacement wheel.

 

Care for your baby by caring for yourself poster

Care for your baby by caring for yourself (poster, A2 or A3 size)

A full-colour poster featuring a mother, father and baby. Designed to be displayed in clinics and waiting rooms to remind parents that their emotional wellbeing is important for their baby's health development.

Catalogue numbers: HP 011676 (A2 size), HP 011676A (A3 size)

Free within WA.

Request copies from WAPMHU: wapmhu@health.wa.gov.au or (08) 9340 1795


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Resources for Working with Aboriginal Communities

 

Mum's Guide: Social and Emotional Wellbeing (pamphlet, 2013)

Dad's Guide: Social and Emotional Wellbeing (pamphlet, 2013)

These two pamphlets have been designed for Aboriginal parents who might be experiencing perinatal mental health issues.

Catalogue numbers: HP10457 (Mum’s Guide) HP10456 (Dad’s Guide)

Free within WA.

Request copies from WAPMHU: wapmhu@health.wa.gov.au or (08) 9340 1795

Download Mum's Guide (pdf, 387kb)

Download Dad's Guide (pdf, 372kb)

Boodjarri Business: Yarning about Feelings After Baby (DVD, 2007).

The DVD was created to help Aboriginal mothers and families understand emotional problems around pregnancy such as depression. The DVD also describes factors that could contribute to problems, and offers ways to find help.




Catalogue number: OA 003962

Free within WA.

Request copies from WAPMHU: wapmhu@health.wa.gov.au or (08) 9340 1795

Boodjarri Business: Working with Aboriginal Mums, Babies and Families (DVD, 2007).

The DVD aims to assist health professionals working with Aboriginal mothers, their babies and families, who may be experiencing problems such as depression or anxiety during pregnancy and/or early parenthood.

Catalogue number: OA 003963

Free within WA. For health professionals only.

Request copies from WAPMHU: wapmhu@health.wa.gov.au or (08) 9340 1795

 

Boodjarri Business: Maternal Mental Health Resource for Aboriginal Health Workers (booklet, 2008).

A training module has been created to accompany the "Boodjarri Business" booklet. This training is designed for Aboriginal Health Workers and other health professionals who work with Aboriginal mothers and families during the perinatal period.

Not available to order separately. Provided to participants of 'Boodjarri Business' training. See the Training calendar for details.

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Resources for Working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities


You Are Not Alone: Emotional Health for Mothers (DVD, 2007).

There are three versions of this DVD, developed for different communities in their native languages:

  • Ethiopian community (Amharic language)
  • Sudanese community (Dinka language)
Each DVD features women from the community, talking about their experiences in the perinatal period. There is also information on symptoms, risk factors, treatment and accessing pathways to care.

Catalogue numbers:
OA 003964 (Ethiopian)
OA 003966 (Sudanese)

Free within WA.

Request copies from WAPMHU: wapmhu@health.wa.gov.au
or (08) 9340 1795

Using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS): Translated into languages other than English.

36 translated versions of the EPDS have been developed for use with non-English speaking women. All 36 versions are available as pdf files on CD. (Please note- the hardcopy folder is no longer available).

Free within WA. For health professionals only.

Request digital copies (pdf files) from WAPMHU: wapmhu@health.wa.gov.au or (08) 9340 1795

Department of Health employees - download EPDS translations (WNHS intranet)
The following validated translations are available: The following non-validated translations are available:
Arabic Afaan Oromo
Chinese Amharic
Dutch Czech
French Farsi/Persian
German Filipino/Tagalog
Igbo Greek
Italian Hebrew
Japanese Hindi
Malay Indonesian
Maltese Khmer/Cambodian
Norwegian Korean
Portuguese Macedonian
Punjabi Myanmar/Burmese
South Africa English Serbian
Spanish Slovenian
Swedish Somali
Turkish Thai
Vietnamese Urdu

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