Research Projects

First Time Mothers, Online Social Support, and the Risk of Postnatal Depression

Social support has been identified as critical in the well-being of first time mothers. Researchers form the Cairnmillar Institute are currently recruiting for a study investigating the impact of online social support on the risk of Postnatal Depression in first time mothers to highlight new areas in which new mothers might benefit from extra support.

We are currently seeking new mothers who:

  • Have had a baby within the last 18 months
  • Are over the age of 18

What is involved:
Participants who fulfil the criteria above will complete an anonymous online questionnaire that will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

For more information:
If you would like to assist us with this important research, you can access the survey here: 

If you would like to learn more about the study, please contact:

Lauren Rosenbaum (Master of Clinical Psychology Student), 
Dr. Alastair Anderson (Research Supervisor)
Ms. Bella Saunders (Research Supervisor)

This research is being conducted under the supervision of the abovementioned supervisors, and has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee.

Your participation is greatly appreciated!



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