THE PARENT-INFANT RESEARCH INSTITUTE
PIRI is committed to supporting parent well-being and infant development (conception to 2 years) through research and evidence based treatments.
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.
Our areas of specialty include:
- Supporting the mental health of parents in the transition to parenthood
- Antenatal and postnatal depression and anxiety
- Mother-infant relationships
- Infant development
- Mitigating the impacts of premature birth
- Screening and identification of antenatal and postnatal depression
- Developing intervention
CANBERRA HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
The Canberra Hospital Foundation has been set up by the ACT Government to raise funds for all areas of the Hospital including the Centre for Newborn Care. Go to www.canberrahospitalfoundation.org.au
MULTIPLE BIRTHS ASSOCIATION
Canberra and Region Multiple Birth Association (CARMBA) is a support network for parents, grandparents, legal guardians, and expectant or adoptive parents of twins, triplets, or more! Their aim is to offer support and provide information to multiple birth families throughout the ante and postnatal periods, the pre-school stage and the primary and secondary school years. Membership is open to all parents, guardians and grandparents of multiple birth children.
Go to www.carmbra.org.au
HELLENIC CLUB OF CANBERRA
The Hellenic Club is very supportive of the Foundation. Currently they have ‘Change for Children’ money boxes on all the bars to collect spare change for the Foundation. On Thursdays, starting at 6.30pm, they have the Newborn Miracles Raffle with proceeds to purchase a neonatal medecine monitoring system and on the 10th November 2012, there will be the inaugrual Hippocretes Ball to raise funds for some open care cots. Please support the Club at their Thursday raffle and consider purchasing tickets to the Ball – they are only $125 each. Go to www.hellenicclub.com.au
SNOWGUM PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO
Snowgum Studio specialise in photographing babies and young children. Snowgum Studio photographer, Leonie Keogh, is a Master Photographer and member of the AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography). Leonie has won many awards both locally and nationally for her insightful, creative photography and is the only Canberra photographer to have won Gold Awards for the last two years at the Australian Professional Photography Awards. Her easy going nature combined with her professional qualifications, passion and creativity will make sure your session is relaxed, fun and most importantly produce amazing portraits your family will love and treasure for generations. Go to www.snowgumstudio.com.au
HerCanberra is a website for women of the Canberra region. Featuring the voices of local writers, they talk about everything from fashion to food; books to bars; children and career. If it’s part of ‘her’ life you’ll find it on HerCanberra. Go to www.hercanberra.com.au
PREGNANCY, BIRTH AND BABY
Pregnancy, Birth and Baby is a national Australian Government service operated by Healthdirect Australia. They provide a range of services that can help Australians in their parenthood journey, from practical advice and resources, to help finding support services including:
• A video call service with a maternal child health nurse
• Help finding local health services
• A-Z general advice on the parenting journey
• Pregnancy, Birth and Baby helpline for confidential advice
• Due date calculator
Their clinically approved health information is easy to understand and simple to follow and their pages link to related content from some of Australia’s most trusted organisations and peak bodies, to help guide visitors to quality Australian content. www.pregnancybirthbaby.org.au/neonatal-intensive-care-unit