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Dr Nicole Highet is the Founder and Executive Director of the Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE).

Nicole is a Doctor in clinical psychology, with extensive experience in marketing, campaign development, and advocacy. Nicole founded COPE in 2013 in response to the need to develop innovative and sustainable solutions to perinatal mental health.

COPE has a dedicated focus on the specific issues faced by women, men, partners and their families during pregnancy and the year following birth, in order to reduce the known personal, social and economic costs associated with undiagnosed and untreated perinatal mental health conditions.

COPE’s work includes National guideline development and world-leading innovative approaches to e-health promotion and stigma reduction, psycho-education, e-screening platforms, online training, and e-referral pathways via the eCOPE Directory.

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The Wheeler Centre acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners of the land on which we work. We pay our respects to the people of the Kulin Nation and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders, past and present.