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A new website MumSpace designed to help women with the transition to parenthood has been recently launched.

Recognising that parenthood can be stressful for many, the website provides a range of resources for the emotional support of all new and expectant mums.

Designed by leading experts in maternal and parental health, the website has information about common experiences with parenthood, tools for coping strategies and treatment programs to assist those experiencing anxiety and depression.

“Most new and expectant parents will experience increased stresses and anxiety. However, some develop more pronounced anxiety or mood swings which affect their daily life and functioning,” said Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director of Research at the Parent-Infant Research Institute (PIRI), Dr Alan Gemmill.

“In all cases early intervention is so important for the health of both the mother and the child, and that’s where MumSpace can help.”

Resources on the website are from Australia’s expert parental mental health organisations including PIRI, Parental Anxiety & Depression Australia, Queensland University of Technology, Jean Hailes for Women’s Health and Monash University.

The website developers have also developed a MindMum mobile app, providing effective strategies to help lift moods and give confidence to new mums. Mindmum can be used on all mobile devices.

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