About the Parent-Infant Research Institute (PIRI)
The Parent-Infant Research Institute (PIRI) is a vigorous and innovative Australian research institute whose vision is to improve the emotional well-being of parents and to optimise infant development. PIRI provides a unique contribution to early intervention by combining basic research and clinical expertise to address depression and other difficulties facing parents and infants. The Institute is a leading body recognized internationally for its cutting-edge research into perinatal depression and anxiety and translating research to practice.
What is PIRI?
Why Was PIRI Developed?
World leader in parent-infant mental health research
The Parent-Infant Research Institute (PIRI) is a not-for-profit research institute based in Melbourne, Australia. It is the first independent Australian research institute established to tackle the burden of perinatal mental illness. PIRI’s mission is to improve the well-being of parents and infants in the early years of life.
PIRI conducts leading research in the areas of parent-infant difficulties, prematurity, antenatal and postnatal depression. PIRI has developed a number of evidence-based programs to support parents and infants, including:
- Getting Ahead of Postnatal Depression: A group or individual treatment program for postnatal depression.
- MumMoodBooster: An online treatment program for postnatal depression.
- PREP: A program for pregnant women to help them prevent postnatal depression.
- Circle of Security Parenting: A program to help parents build strong and secure relationships with their infants.
- Infant Clinic: A specialised treatment service for new and expectant parents during pregnancy and the first two years of life.
- PIRI also provides training and education for health professionals on parent-infant mental health.
PIRI is a world leader in parent-infant mental health research and practice. Its work has helped to improve the lives of thousands of parents and infants in Australia and around the world.