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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

PIRI Programs Rolled Out Across Italy

PIRI Programs Rolled Out Across Italy

The Parent-Infant Research Institute (PIRI) is recognised internationally, for its leading-edge research into perinatal depression and anxiety and translating research to practice. Evidence-based intervention programs, developed by the PIRI continue to be rolled out internationally.

Free online support for new and expectant parents

Free online support for new and expectant parents

Social isolation, extended wait lists and living in regional communities can sometimes make it difficult to access more traditional perinatal support services. The good news is, support is now readily available through a suite of free and effective online programs.

Towards Parenthood self-help workbook

Towards Parenthood self-help workbook

The impact a baby may have on the couple relationship is a key. Many men underestimate the enormity of this life change impacting not only on wellbeing, but managing sleep deprivation and extra demands whilst at the same time continuing a demanding work schedule.

Randomized Controlled Trial of MumMoodBooster

Randomized Controlled Trial of MumMoodBooster

Internet and Face-to-face Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Postnatal Depression Compared With Treatment as Usual: Randomized Controlled Trial of MumMoodBooster. Published in the Journal of Medical Research on 8.12.2021 in Vol 23, No 12 (2021): December

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.

Free online support for new and expectant parents

Free online support for new and expectant parents

Social isolation, extended wait lists and living in regional communities can sometimes make it difficult to access more traditional perinatal support services. The good news is, support is now readily available through a suite of free and effective online programs.

Towards Parenthood self-help workbook

Towards Parenthood self-help workbook

The impact a baby may have on the couple relationship is a key. Many men underestimate the enormity of this life change impacting not only on wellbeing, but managing sleep deprivation and extra demands whilst at the same time continuing a demanding work schedule.

Celebrating International Men’s Day

Celebrating International Men’s Day

Celebrating International Men’s Day. One in 10 new or expectant fathers experience perinatal anxiety or depression in Australia and more than 40 per cent of new dads believe postnatal depression and anxiety is a sign of weakness.

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.

PIRI Programs Rolled Out Across Italy

PIRI Programs Rolled Out Across Italy

The Parent-Infant Research Institute (PIRI) is recognised internationally, for its leading-edge research into perinatal depression and anxiety and translating research to practice. Evidence-based intervention programs, developed by the PIRI continue to be rolled out internationally.

Free online support for new and expectant parents

Free online support for new and expectant parents

Social isolation, extended wait lists and living in regional communities can sometimes make it difficult to access more traditional perinatal support services. The good news is, support is now readily available through a suite of free and effective online programs.

Australian Fatherhood Research Symposium 2022

Australian Fatherhood Research Symposium 2022

As part of its commitment to building a brighter future and supporting fathers across Australia, PIRI is excited to be participating in the Australian Fatherhood Research Symposium 2022.

Celebrating International Men’s Day

Celebrating International Men’s Day

Celebrating International Men’s Day. One in 10 new or expectant fathers experience perinatal anxiety or depression in Australia and more than 40 per cent of new dads believe postnatal depression and anxiety is a sign of weakness.

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.