Background

The Perinatal Mental Health pilot (PMHp) Governance Committee provides clinical, technical, research and/or statistical expertise to support the AIHW’s development of the PMHp which will utilise data collected through the iCOPE digital perinatal screening platform and other jurisdictional mental health screening.

Terms of reference

The PMHp Governance Committee:

  1. Provides expert advice and guidance on current and emerging perinatal and maternal mental health screening and data collections, practices and issues, considering clinician and consumer perspectives, perinatal and maternal services and systems, and assessment and referral pathways.
  2. Considers the outcomes of relevant related projects and advises on their linkage/impact to the pilot.
  3. Draws on professional and other networks and expertise when considering options and providing feedback, and facilitates communication with membership bodies and other stakeholders where applicable to assist the AIHW to progress consultation on relevant items.

Membership

The PMHp Governance Committee comprises members appointed based on their knowledge and expertise in the field of maternity services, health information system development and/or data collection practices. Membership complements existing consultative structures available to the AIHW’s Maternal and Perinatal Health Unit (MPHU), such as the National Perinatal Data Development Committee (NPDDC) and National Maternal Data Development Project Advisory Group (NMDDP AG).

The PMHp Governance Committee is chaired by the AIHW.

Organisation name Role Name of representative
Transcultural Mental Health Centre (TMHC) CALD mental health representative Dr Roy Laube
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) RACGP representative Dr Nicole Hall
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) RANZCP representative Prof Megan Galbally
Perinatal Infant Mental Health Service, NSW Health Clinical, service development, and policy Dr Tracey Fay Stammbach
System Information and Analytics, NSW Health Information system development and technical Kieron McGlone
Queensland Centre for Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Jurisdictional clinical, service development, and policy Dr Elisabeth Hoehn
Australian Psychological Society (APS) APS representative Kylie Coventry
Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA) Consumer representative

Michelle Piteo 

Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA) Consumer representative Gabrielle Micallef 
Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN) ACMHN representative Ms Suzanne Higgins
Ngangk Yira Research Centre for Aboriginal Health and Social Equity; and Fellow of Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representative mental health representative Prof Rhonda Marriott
Ngangk Yira Research Centre for Aboriginal Health and Social Equity; and School of Indigenous Studies, University of Western Australia Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representative mental health representative Associate Prof Roz Walker

Secretariat

Secretariat support is provided by the AIHW MPHU.

Contact details for the Secretariat are:

Secretariat, PMHp Governance Committee
Phone: (02) 9268 6028
Email: [email protected]