Perinatal Mental Health, Infant Bonding,
Parenting & Optimal Child Development

The Hummingbird Centre's Perinatal Mental Health Clinic can help with a wide range of difficulties that commonly impact our adjustment to parenting, including, but not limited to, difficulties such as:

  • Perinatal Depression
  • Perinatal Anxiety
  • Childbirth preparation
  • Birth trauma
  • Sleep-related anxiety
  • Couples conflict
  • Perinatal loss
  • Infant Attachment and Bonding
  • Parenting
  • Enhanced Child Development

Our team of Psychologists and Accredited Mental Health Social Workers are warm, welcoming and highly skilled. As clinicians and parents we understand the intense demands of raising a family. Our service is here to help you feel understood, supported and nurtured as you explore and overcome your concerns.

The Hummingbird Centre also has perinatal group programs:

  • Bring the Baby Home
    (A parenting preparation group for new parents)
  • Baby Talk
    (A play and interaction group for babies aged up to 12 months that supports strong relationships and facilitates optimal child development.)
  • Turning into Kids
    (Emotion coaching to help kids and parents emotionally self-regulate.)
  • Postnatal depression and Anxiety group
  • Circle of Security Parenting¬†Program
    (Parenting program for attachment based behaviour issues)
  • Get Wet for Wellbeing
    This program is designed to support Mum's physical and emotional well being.  Getting in the water is wonderful post birth exercise for Mums and these classes also offer an opportunity to connect with your baby in a supportive environment where you can enjoy each other and exploring the water together. Read more
    Baby Swim

How can I make an Appointment?

You are welcome to self-refer to our clinic, simply call 02 4946 0919, and one of our friendly reception staff will place you with a clinician that best suits your needs. If your Obstetrician has recommended you make an appointment, please mention this at the time of booking.

Perinatal Training for Professionals

We are also able to offer a range of trainings in the perinatal area to professionals including GPS, Psychologists, Social Workers and nurses/midwives on a variety of mental health perinatal topics.

Meet our Perinatal Team

Rickie

Dr Rickie Elliott

Clinical Psychologist and Director

LisaDr Lisa Millar

Clinical Psychologist

VickiVicki Mansfield

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker

AshleighAshleigh Fitzgerald

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker

AlisonAlison Gosling

Registered Psychologist

JoelleJoelle Clark

Registered Psychologist

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