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Intervening in sleep to improve perinatal mental health outcomes

Year:
2020
Duration:
12 months
Approved budget:
$29,964.00
Researchers:
Associate Professor Tracey Signal
,
Dr Bronwyn Sweeney
,
Dr Mark Huthwaite
,
Mrs Clare Ladyman
,
Professor Christopher Cunningham
,
Mrs Hannah Mooney
,
Associate Professor Katherine Sharkey
,
Dr Bei Bei
,
Dr Tupa'ilevaililigi Ridvan Firestone
,
Dr Tanya Wright
,
Professor Jane Fisher
Health issue:
Obstetrics and perinatal care
Proposal type:
Research Activation Grant
Lay summary
The overarching aim of this research is to improve perinatal mental health in New Zealand through sleep and circadian health education and intervention. This activation project will be used to explore current knowledge and existing services in this space; expand current networks to bring together researchers, clinicians and health service delivery groups working on this issue; and develop future research that will implement and test the efficacy of psychoeducational methods with a sleep and circadian health focus.