DadSpace also includes support for dads who are experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety via an online treatment program DadBooster, a world-first specialised online treatment based upon a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) approach.
Vision and mission
Parenthood is a time of transition requiring both mothers and fathers to adapt to new roles, demands and responsibilities. Parents need to continue to make changes to their life to accommodate their own changing needs, those of their baby and partner. This constant demand for adaptation can be draining on energy and resources and in some cases can leave couples depressed and anxious. We also know that if one partner is depressed or anxious there is a greater chance that the other may be also. Early recognition and treatment can really make a difference to family functioning for yourself, your partner and baby.
How DadSpace can help
DadSpace and DadBooster addresses the gap in services for dads living with perinatal anxiety and postnatal depression, to assist in their recovery via online tools and interactive programs. The launch of these programs is especially timely as new evidence emerges of increased COVID-related perinatal mental health challenges and much heavier reliance on online mental health support for new parents in Australia. Development of the DadSpace website and DadBooster, to improve dad’s wellbeing, was informed by evidence-based research and ongoing consultation PIRI is conducting with Australian dads.
Information lines / help lines
- Visit DadSpace for more information
Programs and apps and tools
DadBooster — an active, six-session cognitive-behavioural therapy treatment program