Cultural Responsiveness in Perinatal Mental Health

Cultural Responsiveness in Perinatal Mental Health

Victorian Transcultural Mental Health (VTMH)


Daryl Oehm

03 9288 3300

Online. Open access following registration

Onine only. Uses a scenario-based fictional narrative, accommpanied by information slides and self-directed learning activities.


Health professionals from a variety of backgrounds (including mental health, midwifery, maternal child health professionals) who work with women and families in the perinatal period.
Prior knowledge of depression and other mental health disorders in the perinatal period is assumed.


Program description:

Provides an introduction to cross-cultural considerations for engaging effectively with women and families from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds experiencing mental health issues in the perinatal period.

There are 6 sessions which take a total of approximately 90 minutes to complete.  

This is not an accredited course and, as such, further training is recommended.

Link to the course:


No published evaluation report on the online training is available.

An evaluation report on the delivery of a face-to-face training program that informed the design of the online learning package is available:

Victorian Transcultural Psychiatry Unit. (2012). Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) perinatal depression project: Report. Fitzroy: Author.

09-Dec-2013 12:15 PM