About MumSpace

MumSpace is Australia’s new one-stop website supporting the mental health and emotional wellbeing of pregnant women, new mums and their families.

MumSpace is designed to connect you quickly with the level of support you need, from advice and support in the transition to parenthood, to effective online treatment programs for perinatal depression and anxiety. The resources on MumSpace will help you ‘step-up’ to whichever level of support suits you best. MumSpace is also a resource for your healthcare professional.

MumSpace is brought to you by the Perinatal Depression e-Consortium (PDeC), led by the Parent-Infant Research Institute (PIRI) in partnership with Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA), Monash University, Jean Hailes for Women’s Health and Queensland University of Technology.

The online resources and apps available through MumSpace are evidence-based and have been evaluated by the PDeC partners in research studies conducted here in Australia.

PDeC Partner Organisations

The mental health information in our resources is provided by appropriately trained and qualified professionals, who are members of the Perinatal Depression e-consortium (PDeC). Led by PIRI, the five consortium partners are leading experts in perinatal mental health in Australia. PDeC has editorial control of MumSpace website content development and review. Professor Jeannette Milgrom (piri@austin.org.au) is responsible for editorial oversight of MumSpace.

PDeC is led by the Parent-Infant Research Institute (PIRI). PIRI is a vigorous and innovative Australian research institute committed to supporting all parents and their babies (conception to 2 years), including those with vulnerabilities, to have the best possible start to life. PIRI makes a unique contribution to early intervention in Australia by combining basic research and clinical expertise to address perinatal depression and other difficulties facing parents and infants. PIRI is a part of Austin Life Sciences, based at Austin Health, Melbourne.

Professor Jeannette Milgrom

Dr Alan Gemmill 

Ms Jennifer Ericksen 

Dr Charlene Holt 

PANDA – Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia is a not for profit organisation committed to reducing the impact of perinatal anxiety and depression through community awareness raising and provision of a national Helpline offering support, information and counselling.

Julie Borninkhof

The ePsych group at the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology.  The ePsych group has developed a substantial body of web programs, phone and tablet applications to support self-management of a wide range of disorders, including depression and support for relatives and friends of someone with a mental disorder.

Professor David Kavanagh

Jean Hailes for Women’s Health is a national not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the knowledge of women’s health throughout the various stages of their lives, and to provide a trusted world-class health service for women.

Ms Chris Enright

Global and Women’s Health is a multidisciplinary Monash University research and teaching unit committed to improving women’s health in Australia and globally through multi-method research, professional education and strengthening clinical practice and public health programs.

Professor Jane Fisher

Dr Heather Rowe

2019 Victorian Public Healthcare Awards

Supported by funding from the Australian Government

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