St John of God Raphael Services
St John of God
Raphael Services support parents and families affected by
anxiety, stress, or depression during pregnancy and following
Building on St John of God Health Care’s
expertise in maternity services and an ongoing commitment to the
best care for babies and families, Raphael Services offer
mental health care to families from conception until the child is
four years of age. Staffed by mental health clinicians, Raphael
Services support individuals and families where the parent is
experiencing a mental health disorder or where there are
parent-infant relationship issues.
Raphael Services welcome clients from all communities and
all cultural backgrounds. Our services are available free of charge
or at minimal cost as part of St John of God Health Care's
commitment to Social Outreach.
Find out more about Raphael
More than 2,700 new parents accessed Raphael Services during the 2014/15 financial year after being diagnosed with a perinatal mental disorder whilst pregnant with, or following the arrival of their child.
Group Social Outreach 2015 highlights
St John of God (SJG) Social Outreach Early Years has collaborated with the SJGHC Simulated Learning Environment team to create a new resource to help fill a critical PIMH training gap.
Reaching out to families in need - Raphael Services
Spotlight on St John of God Raphael Services
If you are feeling anxious or depressed before or after the birth
of your baby it may feel difficult to ask for help. Our friendly
staff are available to give you the support you need.
Every community is different and each Raphael Service aims
to respond to the needs of people in the most appropriate way.
Referrals can be made in different ways – contact your local
service to access help. Locations.
Raphael Services help you and your baby have the healthiest
possible start in life. We aim to enhance social and emotional
wellbeing, and support parents in their relationship with each
other and their baby. Reasons to seek help.