There is a wide range of Australian and international resources available on supporting infant mental health.

Below are some recommended resources on the importance of mental health in infancy, infant and parental risk and protective factors.


Information sheets


  • Early childhood mental health is an introduction to the development of mental health in early childhood and how mental health difficulties in early childhood influence children's emotions, behaviour and social skills.
  • Early childhood neurodevelopment provides a general understanding of early childhood brain development from conception to five years.


Parent Infant Research Institute (PIRI)

  • Information for health professionals provides an overview of PIRI's postnatal depression, prematurity and infancy programs and clinical services, including referral process for the Perinatal Mental Health Clinic.

Raising Children Network

Women’s and Children’s Health Network

  • Attachment covers attachment behaviours and how to build secure attachments.

Queensland Centre for Perinatal and Infant Mental Health

Zero to Three

Children of Parents with a Mental Illness (COPMI)

Circle of Security

  • Circle of Security is a relationship-based early intervention program designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children.

Infant mental health resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

Aboriginal Health: A Telethon Kids Institute