perinatal & infant mental health
The perinatal period is one of the most important times in the lives of parents and their chilldren. The experiences of parents during this time varies. For some, it can be the most rewarding and exciting time, for others (especially the sleep deprived!) it can be a whirlwind of difficult emotions. Then for some it's a big mixture of everything - happy, overwhelming, sad, exhausting, hard, sleepy, joyful - all in one.
It can be a time for big adjustment and if you or you child are experiencing some difficulty, it is important to get some help, and the earlier the better.
what kinds of things to people see a psychologist for?
Some of the people who attend Little HeadQuarters to see a psychologist may be having difficulty with some of the following:
- Mood (e.g. depression, anxiety)
- Parenting support
- Parenting education
- Responding to big emotions (e.g. anger)
- Attachment/bond between parent and child
- Grief and loss
how do I make an appointment?
Anyone can book in a time to see a psychologist at Little HQ. For some people, talking to your GP first and obtaining a Mental Health Care Plan and referral to Little HQ can be beneficial. This means some of your sessions will be partly funded by Medicare, reducing your out-of-pocket expense.