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Stepped Care for Maternal Mental Health: A Case Study of the Perinatal Mental Health Project in South Africa

  • Simone Honikman mail,

    simone.honikman@uct.ac.za

    Affiliation: Perinatal Mental Health Project, The Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

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  • Thandi van Heyningen,

    Affiliation: Perinatal Mental Health Project, The Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

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  • Sally Field,

    Affiliation: Perinatal Mental Health Project, The Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

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  • Emily Baron,

    Affiliation: Perinatal Mental Health Project, The Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

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  • Mark Tomlinson

    Affiliation: Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University and The Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health, Stellenbosch University and University of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

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  • Published: May 29, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001222

About the Authors

Simone Honikman, Thandi van Heyningen, Sally Field, Emily Baron
Perinatal Mental Health Project, The Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Mark Tomlinson
Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University and The Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health, Stellenbosch University and University of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Corresponding Author

Email: simone.honikman@uct.ac.za

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: SF SH EB. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: TvH SH MT. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: TvH SH MT EB. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: SH TvH SF EB MT. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: SH TvH SF EB MT. Conceived and designed the study: SH SF.