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Welcome to the Parent-Infant Research Institute (PIRI) Blog where you will find all the latest news and tips for improving perinatal mental health

Help us develop tools for Dads

Help us develop tools for Dads

We are asking for men with partners who are pregnant or have recently had a baby and feeling OK, to help us understand how we can adapt digital tools to support men’s mental health as they make the transition to parenthood.

Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness

Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness

Your MumSpace Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Kit contains social media tiles focussing on perinatal mental health and the support tools available. Please feel free to download these and share these via your networks.

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.

Celebrating International Men’s Day

Celebrating International Men’s Day

The Parent-Infant Research Institute (PIRI) is excited to have received an award for Best Scientific Poster at the Australasian Marce Society & Tresillian Family Care Centre’s 'New Paradigms in Parenting, Perinatal Mental Health & Wellbeing' Virtual Conference, 9-10 September 2021.

World Mental Health Day 2021

World Mental Health Day 2021

World Mental Health Day is being celebrated on 10 October 2021. The early years are critical for lifelong brain development and functioning, learning, and wellbeing. PIRI is committed to investing in the earliest years to build a brighter future for mothers, fathers, babies, and their families. #mhw2021

7 Tips for Dads

7 Tips for Dads

You're going to be a dad - congratulations! These 7 tips, tricks, and guidelines will help you face first-time fatherhood.

Help us develop tools for Dads

Help us develop tools for Dads

We are asking for men with partners who are pregnant or have recently had a baby and feeling OK, to help us understand how we can adapt digital tools to support men’s mental health as they make the transition to parenthood.

Self-care for New Parents

Self-care for New Parents

Parenthood is a time of transition. Self-care is important as caring for yourself means caring for your baby. Try to take each day as it comes.

Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness

Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness

Your MumSpace Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Kit contains social media tiles focussing on perinatal mental health and the support tools available. Please feel free to download these and share these via your networks.

Celebrating International Men’s Day

Celebrating International Men’s Day

The Parent-Infant Research Institute (PIRI) is excited to have received an award for Best Scientific Poster at the Australasian Marce Society & Tresillian Family Care Centre’s 'New Paradigms in Parenting, Perinatal Mental Health & Wellbeing' Virtual Conference, 9-10 September 2021.

World Mental Health Day 2021

World Mental Health Day 2021

World Mental Health Day is being celebrated on 10 October 2021. The early years are critical for lifelong brain development and functioning, learning, and wellbeing. PIRI is committed to investing in the earliest years to build a brighter future for mothers, fathers, babies, and their families. #mhw2021

Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness

Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness

Your MumSpace Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Kit contains social media tiles focussing on perinatal mental health and the support tools available. Please feel free to download these and share these via your networks.

Global Alliance Maternal Mental Health

Global Alliance Maternal Mental Health

The Global Alliance for Maternal Mental Health (GAMMH) is a coalition of international organisations committed to improving the mental health and wellbeing of women and their children in pregnancy and the first postnatal year (the ‘perinatal period’) throughout the world.