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.
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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Watch this Webinar which is designed to review the impact of perinatal psychological distress and mood disorders and increase participants understanding of ways in which distress can be prevented, detected and treated.
Motivational Interviewing Improves Help-seeking for Postnatal Depression and Anxiety. Results showed that training MCHNs in MI was feasible and valued.
Feasibility and pilot RCT studies of a therapeutic playgroup for mother experiencing postnatal mental health difficulties, showed that our CHUGS program was well-received by mums and produced significant benefits for mothers' mental health and the mother-infant relationship.
In a randomised controlled trial, CBT was found to be more effective in the treatment of PND than sertraline, a commonly prescribed antidepressant, or a combination of the two treatment modalities.