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Man vs Mood

Man vs Mood

The 22nd of June is International Fathers’ Mental Health Day. 1 in 10 new or expectant dads experience perinatal anxiety or depression in Australia and over 40% of first-time dads believe postnatal depression and anxiety is a sign of weakness.
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Emotional Support During a Challenging Time

We understand new and expectant parents may feel concerned about COVID-19. Here at PIRI we are continuing to offer digital (via MumSpace) and telehealth options to support families. Amidst the challenging times, a helpful reminder that you can still get the help you need.The Parent-Infant Research Institute and MumSpace remain committed to supporting the emotional wellbeing of mothers, fathers and babies, during pregnancy and in the postnatal period

Some tips to help new and expectant parents cope with the current situation can be found here.

Join our Research Study:

  • Beating the Blues before Birth (BBB), our study on cognitive behavioural therapy (delivered via telehealth) for depression during pregnancy may be suitable for you.

Need help?

PIRI has more treatment options available for parents and families.
Find the right option for you: click here.

 

Statistics
Statistics
Each year over 60,000 Australian women suffer antenatal and/or postnatal depression, and the figures are likely to be just as high for anxiety. The estimated lifetime costs are over 7 billion dollars.
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