Global Alliance Maternal Mental Health #GAMMH website was launched on International Women’s Day (8 March 2018)! https://globalalliancematernalmentalhealth.org/
PIRI’s Professor Jeannette Milgrom is on the steering committee of GAMMH in her role as Immediate Past President of the International Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health.
Motivational Interviewing Improves Help-seeking for Postnatal Depression and Anxiety. Results showed that training MCHNs in MI was feasible and valued...
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New mums and mums-to-be now have access to MumSpace.com.au – a website with free access to resources and evidence-based supports for the prevention and treatment of perinatal depression. Led by the Parent-Infant Research Institute, the Perinatal Depression e-Consortium (PDeC) has developed this website to provide a stepped-care approach and offer a ‘one-stop shop’ offering Essential Skills in the transition to parenthood and easy access to online resources for all new parents, MindMum, an app developed to assist with emotional wellbeing in the perinatal period, when mums need ‘a little extra help’ and MumMoodBooster, an effective online treatment program for perinatal depression and anxiety. All of the resources on MumSpace are evidence-based, and trusted resources.
Dads need to look after themselves too! It may surprise you that men may also experience symptoms of depression when expecting a new baby or becoming a new parent. 1 in 10 expecting or new dads experience perinatal anxiety or depression in Australia. 43% of first-time dads believe postnatal depression and anxiety is a sign of weakness. You may also feel uncertain and insecure about your relationship or possibly disconnected from your partner. We’re encouraging dads who are struggling to seek help. If you feel like you are struggling to cope, overwhelmed, depressed or confused, you may wish to discuss this with your doctor or seek help via some resources below.
Anonymous cognitive behavioural treatment that can be accessed online, anytime, anywhere! Proven to treat depression in 79% of cases. Developed and scientifically tested by leading Australian and International researchers (Parent-Infant Research Institute & Oregon Research Institute).
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Motivational Interviewing Improves Help-seeking for Postnatal Depression and Anxiety
Latest PIRI research shows that treatment uptake for postnatal depression and anxiety can be increased with a brief motivational interviewing intervention delivered by Maternal and Child Health Nurses.