Parental mental health – a key factor in a child’s first 1000 days

Investing in the earliest years to build a brighter future

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. Professor Jeannette Milgrom, PIRI’s Executive Director will join thought leaders and panellists and provide a Closing Address on Day 1. PIRI staff Jennifer Ericksen and Catherine Acton will have an active role in synthesizing themes that arise.

The Summit 2020, will aim to involve delegates to provide a blueprint for early childhood wellbeing for the next 10+ years.

The Parent-Infant Research Institute (PIRI) is committed to supporting parent well-being and infant development in the first 1000 days through research and evidence based treatments.

PIRI Ambassador, Barbara Wellesley AM, has agreed to act as Patron of the forthcoming National Early Years Summit ( which will bring professionals from across Australia to solve the question of how we can improve the lives of babies, toddlers and their families by creating the national will to implement the massive body of evidence long-known to governments and early childhood professionals.

PIRI will highlight the importance of supporting parental mental health and the parent-infant relationship (See PIRI’S blog: Parental mental health – a key factor in a child’s first 1000 days