The Royal Hospital for Women offers a comprehensive array of psychology services across different departments, catering to the diverse needs of women in various life stages. These specialised services include:

  • Fertility and infertility support, acknowledging the emotional complexities associated with reproductive health.
  • Perinatal and women's mental health, addressing the psychological well-being of women during pregnancy and childbirth.
  • Psychological support with gynaecological cancer and other conditions including menopause, endometriosis and pelvic pain.

This holistic approach underscores the hospital's commitment to addressing the unique psychological aspects of women's health throughout different phases of their lives, ensuring a supportive and comprehensive healthcare environment.

Counselling services are available for you and your partner during and after your treatment. The counsellor’s role is to support you in managing possible stressors, while helping you recognise your strengths. Many people find it helpful to talk about the difficulties they have faced when trying to achieve a pregnancy or going through fertility preservation. They are able to access this service to share their thoughts and feelings about the future.…

The Perinatal and Women’s Mental Health Service supports women who are receiving antenatal care at the Royal, who have birthed at the Royal within the last year and live within the SESLHD, and parents whose babies are in the NICU. 

For more information, see the Perinatal and Women’s Mental Health Service page.

The Gynaecological Oncology Psychology Service supports women who are receiving treatment for gynaecological cancers at the Royal Hospital for Women as inpatients or outpatients. 

For more information, see the Gynaecological Oncology Psychology Service page.