Who are we?

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 by combining basic research and clinical expertise to address depression and other difficulties facing parents and infants. The Institute is a leading body recognized internationally for its cutting-edge research into perinatal depression and anxiety and translating research to practice.

PIRI’s 20-years of ground-breaking work has resulted in a suite of evidence-based programs that have and will continue to provide support to thousands of Australian mums, dads, children and their families. PIRI is a not-for-profit research institute which conducts international research and develops rigorously evaluated early intervention programs that enhance perinatal mental health and improve early parent-infant relationships (0-2 years). We remain absolutely committed to working with families and health professionals to ensure better outcomes and a bright future.

Find out more about PIRI at www.piri.org.au

Privacy policy

www.dadspace.com.au is committed to protecting your privacy. Here we explain our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used:

This Website Uses Google Analytics

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Information collected

Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’ that store information, such as times of visits, whether a visitor is new or returning, and from what website the visitor was referred. These cookies are not shared among domains. No personally identifiable information is stored within cookies used by this website.

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DadSpace owners do not store email addresses or/and contact information, names, personal or medical data contained in any email correspondence you have with us.

The DadSpace website honours or exceeds the legal requirements for medical/health information privacy in Australia.

Websites linked from the DadSpace website (Towards Parenthood, Baby Steps, DadBooster and PIRI) each have their own privacy policies.

Advertising policy

DadSpace does not host or receive funding from advertising or from the display of commercial content.

Conflict of Interest Statement

PIRI, the developers of DadSpace have no conflicts of interest to declare.


PIRI has exercised due care to ensure the accuracy of the material contained on the website and links to its programs. The website and programs have been created to provide information and education to assist men who are expecting or have recently had a baby to protect their mental health. Neither the content providers nor the publisher accepts any legal responsibility for, nor makes any warranty with respect to the accuracy, currency, reliability, completeness, or suitability of this information for any purpose. PIRI makes no claim that an individual man will benefit from using the programs. Nothing on the website is intended as a substitute for independent professional advice tailored to your individual needs.


We strive to protect your information when you visit www.dadspace.com.au. We use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that dadspace.com.au and your information are not compromised. However, we cannot guarantee that no Harmful Code will enter dadspace.com.au. It is your responsibility to be aware that the World Wide Web is an insecure public network that gives rise to a potential risk that a user’s transactions are viewed or intercepted by third parties or that files or websites may contain computer viruses, disabling codes, worms or other such devices or defects. You should be aware of the risks associated with using any website and we recommend that you use appropriate and up-to-date firewall and anti-virus software to protect your computer systems.


Copyright in this website including text, graphics, logos, icons, sound recordings, and software is owned or licensed by the developers, PIRI. You may not adapt, reproduce, store, distribute, publish, or create derivative works from any part of this website. You may link to this site, but permission is restricted to making a link without any alteration of the site’s contents. Permission is not granted to reproduce, frame, or reformat the files, pages, images, information, and materials from this site.