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Parent infant mental health

Parent infant mental health

We care for and treat parents with a mental illness and their infants up to 12 months of age.

About us

We can provide you with care in hospital or at home. 

The Parent Infant Program also has a close link with the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology’s Parent-Infant Research Institute (PIRI).

Our services

We provide the following services:


We run the following clinic:

  • The Infant Clinic - cares for families having a range of difficulties from pregnancy through to 2 years after having a baby. Appointments can be made by phone on 03 9496 4496. 

Our Department of Clinical and Health Psychology also runs the following clinics:

  • Perinatal Mental Health Clinic - specialises in postnatal depression and maternal mood, parent-infant difficulties, adjustment and preparing for parenthood in pregnancy

  • Prematurity Clinic - assists parents to adjust after a premature birth, including with optimising infant emotional and physical responsiveness.


For clients

You can refer yourself or someone that you're concerned about to our Mental Health services.

Call our Mental Health triage service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for information, assessement and referral.

Phone 1300 859 789 

For health professionals

Find out how to refer your patient to Mental Health.

Contact us

Parent Infant Program

Phone: 03 9496 6406 or 03 9496 6407


Acute Psychiatric Unit
Austin Hospital
145 Studley Road
Heidelberg VIC

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Postal address

Parent Infant Program
Austin Hospital
PO Box 5555
Heidelberg VIC 3084