DadBooster

WHAT IS THE STUDY ABOUT?

The Parent-Infant Research Institute (PIRI) are currently working on a world-first specialised web-based treatment called DadBooster for fathers who are experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Our DadBooster study will be starting soon

To register your interest in participating, please provide your details below. We will get in touch when the program starts. If you feel like you are struggling to cope, overwhelmed, depressed, or confused, you may wish to discuss this with your doctor or contact one of our recommended support services, listed here.

It may surprise you that 10% of men may also experience a range of feelings including symptoms of depression when expecting a new baby or becoming a new parent. New fathers who are struggling are often overlooked and their difficulties are not acknowledged by a system that has focused mainly on mother and baby health and wellbeing. This means that dads have not had ready access to treatment when they need it.

PIRI has developed an online resource for dads to address their wellbeing. This research study will evaluate the DadBooster program as a treatment program for dads perinatal depression and anxiety.

We are conducting a study to evaluate the effectiveness of our new Internet-based depression treatment program for fathers of new babies. Men who are eligible for the study complete questionnaires and a telephone assessment with a psychologist to determine whether the program is suitable for them. Follow-up questionnaires and assessments are also completed 9-weeks post-enrolment and 3-months later.

DadBooster Website Home Page

Your involvement will help us evaluate the effectiveness of our new Internet-based treatment program for fathers of new babies.

Any personal information obtained in connection with this study, that can identify you, will remain confidential. Research results will be published in scientific journals for research purposes.

To register your interest in participating, please provide your details below. We will contact you and help you to decide if this program is relevant for you when the program opens for recruitment.

Have friends or family who might be keen to get involved? Let them know by giving them a heads up and sharing a link to this page.

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This research has been approved by the Austin Health Human Research Ethics Committee.
HREC/73980/Austin-2021.