What is e-PIMH?

e-PIMH is a telehealth service for perinatal and infant mental health, underpinned by the Rural and Remote Service Delivery Strategy.

e-PIMH aims to support the local health workforce to build capacity to support perinatal and infant mental health needs in regional, rural and remote areas.

Non-clinical support

Non-clinical support from e-PIMH may include:

  • sharing resources and information
  • strengthening local referral pathways
  • delivering tailored training and education
  • linking health professionals to share knowledge and skills

Request non-clinical support

Please direct enquiries to e-PIMH@health.qld.gov.au or call (07) 3266-3100 and ask to speak with the e-PIMH Telehealth Coordinator.

Request training and education

Please complete the Training Request Form and email it to e-PIMH@health.qld.gov.au
Alternatively, please email or call the e-PIMH Telehealth Coordinator to discuss options.

Telepsychiatry

Telepsychiatry is a way of providing specialised medical services in places where these services are not locally available. The e-PIMH Telepsychiatry service is staffed by specialist perinatal psychiatrists and infant psychiatrists based in metropolitan centres. These specialists help psychiatrists, GPs and other health professionals support parents, infants and families in their own local areas. Typically, the health professional will see the patient or family in a consulting room close to where they live, while the specialist psychiatrist will join the consultation by videoconference. Telepsychiatry also allows the specialist psychiatrist to provide advice, information, resources and training to help health professionals develop their skills in perinatal and infant mental health.

For more information about Telepsychiatry , including eligibility criteria, catchment area restrictions, location details and referral advice, follow the links below:

For families and carers

For health professionals