The $13.6 million in additional funding will ensure that PANDA and other key national programs will continue to support women and their families affected by perinatal mental illness, or experiencing grief after the death of a child during this challenging period.
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PIRI acknowledges the many individuals have experienced physical and emotional trauma during birth. It is estimated that up to 1 in 3 women experience birth trauma.
The team led by the Parent Infant Research Institute (PIRI) at Austin Health received the ‘Minister for Health's Award for improving maternal, child and family health
PIRI researchers were among the first to point to the wider negative repercussions of perinatal depression and anxiety. A new health-economic analysis prepared by PwC, The cost of perinatal depression and anxiety in Australia, has just been released.
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.
The Australian Government has launched a new online mental health resource to support new mums and mums-to-be through a range of perinatal support programs.
PIRI has just published the first evidence that treating maternal depression and anxiety in pregnancy can promote better developmental outcomes in children.
The International Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health Conference, September 26-28, 2016 program will offer workshops and the latest in research and practice...
Ground-breaking research conducted by PIRI has found that treating maternal depression and anxiety during pregnancy has better results for the developing infant than when treatment is provided after birth.
In a randomised controlled trial, CBT was found to be more effective in the treatment of PND.