Culturally safe support for women and families following pregnancy loss

Rural Health Connect is a new program funded by Australian Government to support women and families impacted by perinatal loss from higher risk populations.

Although the program provides support for anyone impacted, particular focus is on providing culturally safe care to those from populations deemed at higher risk and who may face additional challenges in accessing support including:

  • Aboriginal people
  • People form multicultural, migrant and refugee communities
  • People in rural areas
  • Women under 20 years of age.

Psychologists are trained in perinatal loss support and have access to training and supervision on culturally safe care relevant to the different target populations.

Psychology sessions are delivered via telehealth, with bulk billed and reduced fee sessions available with a GP referred mental health treatment plan. Free interpreting is available for those who need it.

Download the patient information flyer or referral form or find information on the Rural Health Connect website.