MumMoodBooster is the only Australian e-treatment designed and validated specifically for the clinical treatment of perinatal depression. Unlike most e-treatments for depression, MumMoodBooster is not a series of “slides” containing text and cartoon stories with suggestions for “homework”. Instead, MumMoodBooster is an active, six-session cognitive-behavioural therapy treatment program, closely comparable to the therapy delivered in traditional face-to-face psychology sessions, but entirely under the control of the user.
It allows women to work through their own issues and develop strategies for dealing with these. Low-intensity sms messages provide regular contact, advice and encouragement to remain motivated in completing the treatment. Changes in symptoms of depression are regularly monitored throughout the program. Women can invite their partners to access a partner website with information on perinatal depression and for managing their own emotional health.