NSW Ministry of Health Translational Research Grant Scheme $176,790
Keryl de Haan (Murrumbidgee LHD), Associate Professor Maree Bernoth, Joanna Carlisle (CSU project officer), Chris Hunt (Western NSW LHD), Professor Jeannette Milgrom (Parent-Infant Research Institute), Dr Alan Gemmill, (Parent-Infant Research Institute), and Alicia Carey (CSU)
Rural and regional communities
This collaborative project is led by Murrumbidgee LHD and is in partnership with CSU, Western NSW Local Health District and the Parent-Infant Research Institute, University of Melbourne, is an implementation research study for delivering an online treatment program for Postnatal Depression and Anxiety (PNDA).
The MumMoodBooster (MMB) program is a new internet cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) program which has been developed to treat isolated new mothers experiencing mild to moderate depression and anxiety.
The aim of this project is to explore key barriers and facilitators to accessing the online MMB program for isolated and hard to reach women in areas of regional, rural and remote NSW.
The study will involve clinicians at various rural and remote locations within the health districts who will be guided through using and supporting clients using MMB, and focus groups and interviews to help answer questions about uptake and identify the facilitators and barriers to accessing and using the program.
The project is being conducted within the Murrumbidgee (Narrandera, Deniliquin & Wagga Wagga) and Western NSW (Parkes, Forbes, Bathurst) Local Health Districts.
The study will:
Associate Professor Maree Bernoth email
Wagga Wagga campus