Feasibility and pilot RCT studies of a therapeutic playgroup for mother experiencing postnatal mental health difficulties, showed that our CHUGS program was well-received by mums and produced significant benefits for mothers' mental health and the mother-infant relationship.
In a randomised controlled trial, CBT was found to be more effective in the treatment of PND than sertraline, a commonly prescribed antidepressant, or a combination of the two treatment modalities.
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PIRI is excited to have Greg Hunt MP announce the launch of MumSpace
Our new online perinatal mental health resource for new mums, mums-to-be, their partners and for healthcare professionals to refer their clients. MumSpace incorporates online programs and mobile apps including our own MumMoodBooster treatment program, the brand new MindMum app and the Baby Steps and What Were We Thinking programs developed by our partners.
All of the resources on MumSpace are evidence-based, and trusted resources, all easily available in one place.
MumSpace is brought to you by the Perinatal Depression e-Consortium (PDeC), led by the Parent-Infant Research Institute (PIRI) in partnership with Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA), Jean Hailes Research Unit at Monash University, Jean Hailes for Women’s Health and Queensland University of Technology.
PIRI is committed to supporting parent well-being and infant development, from conception to the first years of life, through research and evidence-based treatments. Find out more on our About PIRI page!
Infant Mental Health week
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.