We are inviting people with experience of accessing mental health, drug or alcohol services during pregnancy to share their experiences. Your feedback will help us understand the needs of mums-to-be and their families and how our services can better support them during this time.

Partners and support people are also welcome to share their feedback and suggestions with us.

What is a Perinatal Support Plan?

At Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) we want to make sure you and your baby have a safe start to life and feel supported in your journey to parenthood. During pregnancy your emotional wellbeing is just as important to us as your physical wellbeing.

Understanding this, we provide all pregnant woman that access our Community Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol team (CMHDA) the opportunity for Perinatal Support Planning.

This plan is designed to help you and your health workers understand what you may benefit from during the birth of your baby and when you leave the hospital. It is developed in consultation with yourself and all relevant services

Share your perspective

We want to make sure that our Perinatal Support Plan is helpful to pregnant women and their families. Telling us about your experience helps us understand what women need during pregnancy and how our services can work together better to support them.

Even if you didn't have a Perinatal Support Plan, or can't remember, we would like to hear about that and what else we could have done to support you.

There are two ways you can share your experience:

  1. By answering the questions below - either as a person who has experienced pregnancy, or a partner or support person
  2. Having a brief chat by phone about your experience.

Your privacy

Your privacy is important to us. Your responses to these questions are not visible to any other visitors to this site.

The information you share will:

  • be kept safe
  • only be used for the purpose of this project
  • not be shared with anyone other than the project coordinators*
  • not be linked in any way to your health care record.

* The Coordinators of this consultation are Keryl De Haan, Clinical Leader of Perinatal Infant Mental Health; Ashleigh Shipp, SAFE START Coordinator and Tiffany Thompson, Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Coordinator Consumer Participation Strategy.

Click on the tabs below to take part in the way you prefer.

Your pregnancy

If you have accessed mental health, drug or alcohol services during your pregnancy, we would love to hear how that experience was for you and what could have been done better to support you.

Have a chat

Not into surveys? You can tell us about your experience via a phone chat if you prefer.

Please fill in your information below and we will give you a call back.

Support people

Have you been the partner or support person for a woman during her pregnancy?

We would love to hear your experiences and what you think could have been done better to support you and your loved one.