MumMoodBooster and Mum2BMoodBooster are evidence-based e-treatments designed to help women anywhere in Australia who are experiencing depression either during pregnancy (antenatal depression) or after the birth of their baby (postnatal depression).
Our treatment programs are based on best practice psychological treatment. They are designed to deliver the benefits of face-to-face cognitive-behavioural treatment without needing to leave your home.
These online treatments have been developed by the Parent-Infant Research Institute and have a strong evidence base.
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.
The treatment format is highly interactive and includes engaging, personalisable content; personalised tools for tracking mood and activities in real time; exercises and journaling activities to be completed online; behavioural strategies for personalised depression treatment; video vignettes and tutorials of cognitive-behavioural strategies; online and email reminders for session completion.
MumMoodBooster has been trialled in clinical studies in the US and Australia, and in randomised controlled trials in Australia. It has proven effective in the treatment of major depressive disorder and minor depressive disorder. Eighty percent of women completing the program are no longer depressed. MumMoodBooster has a 95% completion rate. For more information visit www.piri.org.au