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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.

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.

International Fathers Mental Health Day

International Fathers Mental Health Day

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.

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.

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.