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Briefing paper

Parenting and mental illness: the early years

Public health Mental health Social isolation Social issues Families Australia


How do Australians with a mental illness fare when they become parents? How well are they supported during pregnancy and the early years – by maternal and child health services and by mental health services – and what action is needed to improve care?

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