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
Congratulations to Bendigo local, Esther McRae whose heart-warming photo of her husband, Sam and daughter, Billie was awarded first place in this year’s Healthy Men, Healthy Minds photo competition.
Photo competition aims to improve awareness of depression affecting dads.
St John of God Raphael Services in Blacktown's second annual Perinatal and Infant Mental Health (PIMH) Conference, held in May was a resounding success.
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.