PIRI researchers were among the first to point to the wider negative repercussions of perinatal depression and anxiety. A new health-economic analysis prepared by PwC, The cost of perinatal depression and anxiety in Australia, has just been released. Read more...
PIRI is joining with ARACY and other partners in hosting the National Early Years Summit 2020, to ensure that parental mental health is a part of the blueprint for early childhood wellbeing the Summit will produce. Read more...
Watch this Webinar which is designed to review the impact of perinatal psychological distress and mood disorders and increase participants understanding of ways in which distress can be prevented, detected and treated. Read more...
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MumSpace.com.au provides new mums and mums-to-be with access to free 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).
MumMoodBooster: Online Treatment for Mums with Postnatal Depression
PIRI have been successful in obtaining funding from the Australian Government’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) as part of the Rapid Applied Research Translation program. One in seven women experience postnatal depression, yet only 10 percent receive adequate treatment. Postnatal depression screening is a first step, currently conducted by time-poor Maternal Child Health Nurses (MCHNs). This study is using a Clinical Decision Support System (CDSS), designed by PIRI, to help nurses make the next steps following screening, and connect women with the appropriate support. Click here for more information.
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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.