Health professionals

Health professionals

Parents are often very reluctant to ask for psychological help before and after the birth of their baby, and need to be specifically asked at appointments how they are going during this time of change. 

 Health profesisonals

The facts 

  • One in 10 Australian women and one in 20 men experience antenatal depression
  • Up to one in five women and one in 10 men experience perinatal anxiety or depression

In 2018, St John of God Raphael Services provided 23,000 individual counselling sessions to over 2000 parents throughout Australia.

St John of God Raphael Services provides low-cost or no out-of-pocket specialised, community-based mental health treatment and support for parents (mums, dads, families) during the perinatal period, up to the child’s fourth birthday.

Treatment and services available

  • Individual counselling – one-on-one meetings with a clinician from our multi-disciplinary team for specialised perinatal mental health counselling and therapy
  • Group therapy – an opportunity to connect with other parents who are experiencing similar feelings and challenges
  • Psychiatric support – specialised treatment for people with existing mental health conditions throughout pregnancy and early parenthood
  • Support for people going through prenatal testing or pregnancy loss


VIC – Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Torquay, Berwick, Colac, Daylesford
WA – Cockburn, Midland, Fremantle, Wembley
NSW – Blacktown, Springwood, Hawkesbury, Tamworth, Mount Druitt

How do I refer?

Western Australia 

Patients need a completed Raphael Services referral form and Mental Health Care Plan for focussed psychological strategies (item numbers 2700, 2701, 2715 or 2717). Referral can be made via:


Patients need a completed Raphael Services referral form and Mental Health Care Plan for focussed psychological strategies (item numbers 2700, 2701, 2715 or 2717) which can be emailed to:

Berwick:, Ballarat:, Bendigo:, Geelong:

New South Wales 

Patients need a completed Raphael Services referral form which can be emailed to


Phone 1800 292 292 or see locations for individual location information. 

Clinical guidelines

The document Mental Health Care in the Perinatal Period - Australian Clinical Practice Guideline was released by the Centre for Perinatal Excellence in 2017 and covers screening and psychosocial assessment, as well as treatment advice for women with depressive and anxiety disorders, severe mental illnesses (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and postpartum psychosis) and borderline personality disorder.

Our GP Hub

St John of God Health Care works closely with general practitioners to help you provide your patients the best healthcare possible. Our GP Hub has all the information you need to partner with St John of God Health Care, including education and CPD opportunities, medical news, and medical contacts. 

Where we offer these services

36-38 First Avenue, Blacktown 
Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm Monday to Friday 

Balance Medical Centre 
16 Ferguson Road, Springwood 
Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm Wednesday

Hawkesbury District Health Service 
1 Day Street, Windsor 
Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm Wednesday and Thursday

Mount Druitt
The Mount Druitt Hub,
Level 1, 9 Ayres Grove, Mount Druitt 
Hours: 08:30am - 4:30pm Tuesday and Wednesday 

Tel: 1800 292 292
Fax: 02 9672 1318

Wexford Place, 105 Webster Street, Ballarat 
Tel: 1800 292 292
Fax: (03) 5331 8455
Hours: 9:00am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday  

13 Helm Street, Kangaroo Flat
Tel: 1800 292 292
Fax: (03) 5447 1456
Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm Monday to Friday

57 Fairholme Boulevard
Berwick, Victoria, 3806
Tel: 1800 292 292
Fax: (03) 9707 0297
Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday

17 Hospital Street, Daylesford
Fax: (03) 5331 8455

Lower level, 265 Ryrie Street, Geelong
Tel: 1800 292 292
Fax: (03) 5221 9766
Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday

Kurrambee Myraing Community Centre, 12 Merrijig Drive, Torquay
Tel: 1800 292 292
Fax: 03 52219766
Hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm Monday

Colac Maternal and Child Health Centre, 49 Queen Street, Colac
Tel: 1800 292 292
Fax: 03 52219766
Hours: 8:30am – 4:00pm every second Friday


192 Cambridge Street, Wembley
Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday


Ferns House, 160 High Street, Fremantle
Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm Thursday and Friday


4 The Avenue, Midland
Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm Wednesday and Thursday


14/11 Wentworth Parade, Success
Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Tel: 1800 292 292
Fax: 1800 696 526

Mailing address:
192 Cambridge Street
Wembley WA 6014