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Caring for your perinatal mental health

Evidence-Based Practice in Psychology

RelateWell Counselling Services in partnership with Merri-bek (formerly Moreland) Maternal and Child Health Services

RelateWell Targeted Psychological Services in the perinatal and postnatal space is governed by the evidence base: 

The experiences during the early years of a child’s lifecycle from conception to the end of the child’s second year have lifelong consequences for health and well-being. The first 1000 days is the stage of maximum developmental change, with the greatest potential to impact health and well-being over the child’s life.

The significant transition point to parenthood:

Whilst the ‘baby blues’ is thought to be a normal response to giving birth, there are serious mental health issues that women and men can develop and experience in the perinatal (and postnatal) period: 

  • Decline in emotional, mental and physical well-being - perinatal / postnatal depression and anxiety
  • Unrealistic expectations, idealised view of parenting infants
  • Dissatisfaction with post birth roles
  • Father’s involvement and attachment to the infant
  • Child attributes or disposition (feeding, sleeping patterns)

In addition to decreased positive relationship exchanges and/or relationship dissolution resultant from post-partum relationship stresses and the pressures experienced through the early parenting period. 

What we do

In collaboration with the Merri-bek Maternal and Child Health Service, RelateWell delivers affordable counselling to parents referred by their Maternal and Child Health Nurse to our experienced team of psychologists and counsellors. Our counselling services are delivered onsite within Maternal and Child Health Centres throughout Merri-bek City Council. 

Our team of psychologists and counsellors can assist parents during this significant transition in supporting their mental health and their relationship.

Service Outlets in Merri-bek:

Brunswick West Maternal & Child Health Centre, 482 Victoria Street 

RelateWell Centre, Suite 102, 398 Sydney Road Coburg

Coburg Maternal & Child Health Centre, 1 Wardens Walk, Coburg

Pascoe Vale Maternal & Child Health Centre, 7 Prospect Street Pascoe Vale

Belle Vue Park Maternal and Child health Centre and co-located Belle Vue Park Primary School, 73-99 Morell Street Glenroy

To make an appointment, phone 9354 8854 or email

Our partnership with Moreland Maternal and Child Health Service

Funded by:

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Collaborative Partner:

Merri bek City Council

Morning & Evening appointments (Mon - Fri)

Medicare rebates under Mental Health Care Plan

BULL BILLING under Moreland Maternal & Child Health Partnership

Private Health Insurance rebates

CAREinMIND Mental Health Services (free counselling service)

Low cost counselling (income assessed)

50-55 minute session


We see people presenting with:

Mild to Moderate Mental Health Issues

Perinatal Mental Health

Perinatal / Postnatal Adjustment

Relationship, Marriage and Family Issues

Separation or divorce

Anger Management


Anxiety disorders

Parenting Issues

Family Conflict and Family Dispute Issues

Cross-Cultural & Bi-Cultural Issues

Interpersonal Issues

Self-Esteem & Developmental Issues

Sexuality and sexual identity

Grief & Loss

Abuse & violence in relationships

Stress Management

Life Transitions & Adjustment Issues

Career Guidance

Locations: Coburg, Brunswick West, Glenroy, Springvale, Pascoe Vale