The Parent-Infant Research Institute (PIRI) is a vigorous and innovative Australian research institute whose vision is to improve the emotional well-being of parents and to optimise infant development.
PIRI provides 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. The Institute aims to become the pre-eminent body in Australia conducting research in parent-infant difficulties.
The Loula Rodopoulos Sub Fund will makes grants to
We thank the private donor who enabled the Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust to create this Sub-Fund in Loula’s name.
Grant type: Sub Fund
Teenage and young mothers are at a particularly high risk of postnatal depression. Few seek help, and the key barriers are perceived stigma and access. These barriers can be circumvented by engaging young/teenage mums in web-based interventions. We aim to evaluate the Young Mum Mood Booster program. The immediate outcome of a successful project will be the first validated online e-treatment for young mothers’ postnatal depression, ready to be made available to depressed young/teenage mothers.
Assisting young mothers to re-engage with education and strengthen their community networks.Read more