Together in Mind Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Day Program
Together in Mind is a perinatal and infant mental health program that provides psychoeducation and support for mothers who have a diagnosed moderate to severe mental illness and their infant under one year of age.
Together in Mind is collaboratively facilitated by clinical staff from adult mental health, child and youth mental health, and child health services. The program runs one day a week for six weeks and includes an evening session for partners.
Referral pathways in and out of the program, and the provision of appropriate supports for participants through the collaborating health services, are integral to program design and delivery.
Together in Mind provides an important component in the continuum of care for mothers experiencing a mental illness in the perinatal period, and their infants. It is designed as an adjunct to community mental health treatment. As a more intensive level of support, Together in Mind may function as a step-up/ step-down support for women recently discharged from inpatient mental health care, or those for whom inpatient admission is being considered.
Training is available for services intending to implement a Together in Mind program. Please contact QCPIMH to discuss.
2016 The Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Day Program: A Research Project
2013 A collaborative approach to perinatal and infant mental health service delivery in Australia