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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International Fathers Mental Health Day

International Fathers Mental Health Day

“I knew I’d lose sleep, but I didn’t expect to feel so exhausted!” Quote from a new father
Parenthood is a time of transition requiring both mothers and fathers to adapt to new roles, demands and responsibilities. Parents need to continue to make changes to their life to accommodate their own changing needs, those of their baby and partner. This constant demand for adaptation can be draining on energy and resources and leave both mother and father exhausted and in some cases depressed and anxious. Read more...

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day was an important event for new and expectant mums. We hope amidst the distance and challenging times that you were still able to connect with your loved ones. At PIRI, we understand you may feel concerned about COVID-19. We’ve taken the time to put together some tips to help new and expectant parents cope with the current situation.

Parental mental health – a key factor in a child’s first 1000 days

Parental mental health – a key factor in a child’s first 1000 days

PIRI is partnering with the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth to deliver this important Summit in Melbourne on the 11th and 12th of March, 2020. Professor Jeannette Milgrom, PIRI's Executive Director will join thought leaders and panellists and provide a Closing Address on Day 1. PIRI staff Jennifer Ericksen and Catherine Acton will have an active role in synthesizing themes that arise.
The Summit 2020, will aim to involve delegates to provide a blueprint for early childhood wellbeing for the next 10+ years.Read more...