Research Recruitment: GP Experiences with Managing Mental Illness in the Perinatal Period

The RACGP is looking to recruit general practitioners (GPs) to complete a short online survey. Mental ill-health is a common presentation for women of reproductive age, and management of psychiatric disorder in those wishing to conceive or who are pregnancy remain complex and challenging for both patients and health practitioners alike. This research seeks to understand GPs perception of supports and barriers in prescribing and managing psychotropic medication for women in the perinatal period and how education programs and resources may be better developed.

Participation of the short, 15-minute online survey will remain confidential; however, participants of the survey can self-identify to go into the draw for one of five $100 Coles/Myer gift cards.

Additionally, GPs can also self-identify to take part in a 45-minute phone interview to explore their experiences further. Interview participants will receive an honorarium for their time.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Dr Jacqueline Frayne (, or, you can find the research page on the RACGP Research Project Board (