01 Mar, 1999 Last updated: 04 Dec, 2014

VicHealth believes improved outcomes in child and maternal health will influence the health status of the population as we grow older. Perhaps in no other stage of life is the health and wellbeing of two individuals so intricately bound than during these early development years. This issue looks at building the self-esteem of young mums and helping women with post-natal depression.

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VicHealth believes improved outcomes in child and maternal health will influence the health status of the population as we grow older. Perhaps in no other stage of life is the health and wellbeing of two individuals so intricately bound than during these early development years. This issue looks at building the self-esteem of young mums and helping women with post-natal depression. We share advice for new mums from performer Jane Clifton, report on the benefits of community-based parenting support, take a look at a festival that's all about celebrating children, and lots more.