Investing in the earliest years to build a brighter future

Ways to financially support our work

There are many ways you can get involved to enhance perinatal mental health and improve early parent-infant relationships (0-2 years). Spread the message, talk to friends and loved one, offer practical support to those close to you or financially support our efforts. By donating, you will be supporting the 90,000 Australian parents diagnosed with perinatal mental illness every year. 

Investing in the earliest years to build a brighter future

Leave a gift in your Will and make a difference for generations to come

A gift in your Will is a simple yet powerful way to make a difference and help build a brighter future.  

By leaving a gift in your Will, you will be ensuring that vital Parent-Infant research, life-altering prevention programs and evidence-based support services can continue well into the future.  

Anyone can leave a gift in their Will.  Everyday Australians, like you, do this because they care about the future and want to make a difference for those affected by perinatal mental illness. 

We probably need to provide more information. IE. Wording to use, talk to your solicitors and executors etc. 

Investing in the earliest years to build a brighter future

Major Gifts – Philanthropy

By investing in the Parent-Infant Research Institute, you can help us deliver innovative new programs to tackle perinatal depression, anxiety and their consequences through research and translating research evidence to practice.  Join us in safeguarding the mental health of Australians for generations to come. 

Perinatal depression and anxiety are common and have devastating and costly consequences. Failure to detect and treat perinatal depression and anxiety incurs enormous social and economic costs. Overwhelmingly this is due to the impact of poor maternal mental health on the prospects of unborn children and young infants. Even relatively modest improvements in outcomes (10, 20 or 30% reduction) would be sufficient to justify the investment on value for money grounds. It has never been more crucial we invest in the earliest years to build a brighter future. 

The Parent-Infant Research Institute (PIRI) is dedicated to tackling perinatal depression, anxiety and their consequences through research and translating research evidence to practice. We recognise that prevention and very early intervention, from pregnancy and throughout the postpartum period and early infancy, is the ultimate upstream point of service delivery and key to interrupting the intergenerational impact of mental health difficulties. PIRI’s 20-years of ground-breaking work has resulted in a suite of evidence-based programs that have and will continue to provide support to thousands of Australian mothers, fathers, children, and their families.  

If you are interested in making a major gift or would like to know more about our major gift program, please contact our philanthropy team on (03) 9496 4496 or piri@austin.org.au