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Presented by Dr. Sarah Cotton, Co-Founder and Co-Director, Transitioning Well (TW) and Dr. Nicole Highet, Founder and Executive Director, COPE: Centre of Perinatal Excellence


The successful transition from ‘Working Person’ to ‘Working Parent’ has a direct impact upon your employee’s health and your organisation’s bottom line.

This webinar builds upon existing mental health programs to provide knowledge and practical strategies to help mitigate workplace risk across the perinatal period (i.e., the period of time from conception, through pregnancy, and up to a year after having a baby).
Our guest facilitators will also provide an update on the WorkSafe WorkWell Mental Health Improvement ‘Perinatal Workplace Wellbeing Program’ (PWWP). Underpinned by the National Perinatal Mental Health Guideline and delivered by Transitioning Well (TW) and the Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE), this program has been designed by leading experts to address the significant personal, social, and economic impacts on Australian workplaces of untreated perinatal mental health. Developed specifically for senior executives, it provides an opportunity to ensure that current practices are in line with best practice.

Dr Sarah Cotton, Co-Director of Transitioning Well, is a registered and endorsed Organisational Psychologist who specialises in best-practice strategies to help individuals and organisations navigate the challenges of modern work. Drawing upon over 18 years of coaching, training and consulting, Sarah brings a comprehensive background across the university, corporate and not for profit sectors in addition to private practice. Sarah’s academic background includes a PhD in work-stress and a specialisation in the psychology of transition.

Dr. Nicole Highet is the Founder and Executive Director of COPE: Centre of Perinatal Excellence. Nicole has a background in clinical psychology, marketing, campaign development, and advocacy. Following over thirteen years at Beyondblue Nicole founded COPE – the Centre of Perinatal Excellence, in 2013 to provide a dedicated focus on effective and sustainable approaches to best practice in perinatal mental health. COPE’s work involves maintaining national momentum, ensuring support for best practice through new National Guidelines and investment into innovative, measurable, and sustainable approaches to best practice implementation including but not limited to electronic approaches to psycho-education, e-screening platforms, online training, e-referral and e-health promotion initiatives.


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