Transition coaching: Parental leave


This coaching can help to facilitate the transition from 'working person' to 'working parent'. Built around the key transition points, our program can be tailored to your organisation, with the option of an additional leader and/or couple’s navigation session.

Transition coaching: Parental leave


This coaching can help to facilitate the transition from 'working person' to 'working parent'. Built around the key transition points, our program can be tailored to your organisation, with the option of an additional leader and/or couple’s navigation session.

Preparing for leave

Whether this is your first, second or subsequent child, having a baby is one of the most life-changing transitions a person will go through in their lifetime.

Many adjustments have to be made to navigate this transition, including the transition from ‘working person’ to ‘working parent’.

This one hour session is delivered by an experienced clinical and organisational psychologist to provide a ‘heads up’ and some practical strategies as you enter this exciting time.

Learning outcomes

  • Recognise the significance of becoming a parent (in work and life).
  • Explore the Parental Leave Roadmap and the key Transition Touchpoints.
  • Understand the unique nature of perinatal mental health compared with general mental health.
  • Identify a range of resources to support your transition (both internal and external).
  • Build a network of colleagues, who share a similar experience to you.

To find out more please contact us


Returning from leave

Whether your return to work is fast approaching or you have already returned, we know that transitioning back into the workplace after extended leave can be a challenging time—especially with COVID-19 presenting additional complexities.

Parenthood is life-changing, so it’s not surprising if your view of yourself in the workplace may have changed. You may be feeling nervous and lacking confidence in your skills and abilities and, if so, you’re not alone. Many parents feel this way, but by equipping yourself with some practical tools you can calm the nerves and prepare for a confident return.

This one hour session is delivered by an experienced clinical and organisational psychologist to help you plan for a successful and sustainable return.

Learning outcomes

  • Recognise the significance of returning to the workplace (in work and life).
  • Explore the Parental Leave Roadmap and the key Transition Touchpoints.
  • Understand the unique nature of perinatal mental health compared with general mental health.
  • Identify a range of resources to support your transition (both internal and external).
  • Build a network of colleagues, who share a similar experience to you.

To find out more please contact us

Leaders and HR Managers: Working parent workplace support

A legal and best practice perspective

Having a valued employee prepare for a family, take parental leave and navigate the ongoing seasons of working parenthood presents many challenges and opportunities for the individual and the business, with COVID-19 presenting additional complications.

In this 1.5-hour session, we have boiled things down to the essential legal requirements and best practice strategies to help you support your people during this important transition.

Delivered by an experienced lawyer and psychologist this session is structured around the key stages of support and provides a unique learning experience from both a legal and best practice perspective.

Learning outcomes

  • Build knowledge around the business case for supporting working parents.
  • Identify the risks associated with the perinatal period from a workplace perspective.
  • Understand the unique nature of perinatal mental health compared with general mental health.
  • Explore the breadth of legal obligations to be considered with respect to supporting working parents.
  • Understand best practice strategies to support working parents, including insights into the PWWP survey results.
  • Identify a range of resources to best support working parents (both internal and external).

To find out more please contact us

The Perinatal Workplace Wellbeing Program

Funded by WorkSafe’s WorkWell Mental Health Improvement Fund, the Perinatal Workplace Wellbeing Program (PWWP) is designed to support and make a difference to the mental health and wellbeing of expectant and new parents in Victorian workplaces.

The aim of the program is to create organisational change to provide a working environment that impacts positively on the mental health and wellbeing of these workers.

We offer different levels of membership to the program:

Find out more about how we can support your people through the parental leave transition.