About us

Catherine’s House for Mothers, Babies and Families is Queensland’s first integrated perinatal mental health centre.

It has been co-designed by parents with lived experience and a multidisciplinary team of health professionals to deliver specialised care to parents experiencing depression, anxiety and other mental health challenges in the first year of their baby’s arrival.

Located alongside Mater Mothers’ Hospital at South Brisbane, Catherine’s House has been built with community donations to Mater Foundation and is a dedicated space for healing, recovery and connection.

About you

The arrival of a new baby can be the most exciting and challenging time in your parenting journey.

Mental wellbeing plays a vital role in your ability to develop confidence and connection as a parent.

Whether you access care from the public health system or have private health insurance, Catherine’s House for Mothers, Babies and Families delivers a range of services for all women.

Parents can stay with their babies at the Catherine’s House dedicated In-patient Unit while receiving support and treatment from our specialist team of mental health clinicians including psychiatrists, allied health, nurses, peer workers and other professionals.

Families have access to a wide range of tailored programs and services for parents and babies.

Reimagining perinatal care for parents and babies

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Our services

  • In-patient Unit Primary care givers are admitted for public and private in-patient mental health assessment and treatment while supporting parent-baby attachment
  • Parent Support Centre for mothers and babies up to six months after birth
  • Parent Aide Unit a home visiting service with trained volunteers to help improve infant-parent relationships
  • Day Programs Public and Private individual and group therapy treatments
  • Individual Consultation Catherine’s House has a range of public and private practitioners for consultation

Information for health professionals

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For more information

For further information about Catherine’s House, please email CatherinesHouse.Reception@mater.org.au or call 07 3163 2299.

Catherine’s House for Mothers, Babies and Families is at Raymond Terrace, South Brisbane QLD 4101

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