Episode 6. Dr Nicole Highet - Perinatal Health, Maternal Mental Health and the Effects of COVID in Australia 

In this episode, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr Nicole Highet, who is the Founder and Executive Director of the Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE).  We spoke about the amazing resources COPE has to assist new parents during pregnancy, birth and beyond. But the most interesting and valuable takeaways were our discussions around risk factors of perinatal mental health disorders, birth trauma and the effects of COVID. 

Nicole has a background in clinical psychology, marketing, campaign development, and advocacy. Following over thirteen years at Beyond Blue as Deputy CEO, Nicole founded COPE in 2013 in response to the growth and success of Australian’s National Perinatal Depression Initiative (NPDI).

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