Our work is based on one, simple fact: one of the most significant risk factors for human suffering is preventable.
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Use our secure online donation form to support our work in promoting early, healthy relationships. 100% of your donation goes to our educational work, and nothing else. Donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible in Australia.
Across almost every measure, investing in early parent-infant relationships reduces some of the major risk factors for the leading causes of human suffering.
- Youth mental illness
- Adult mental illness
- Impacts of poverty
- Child abuse
- Child neglect
- Social exclusion and the absence of compassion and empathy
- Chronic illness
We know it’s hard to see: how doing some simple things to support parents in the first year of life might so dramatically influence what happens 10, 20, 30 or even 40 years down the track. But that’s what the research unequivocally shows.
Baby in Mind is the only organisation in Australia providing nationally accredited training so that health workers, early childhood workers and others have the skills to directly support parent-baby interaction leading to improved relationship outcomes.
We work alongside and within other organisations who provide the other types of supports that families need: in parent groups, Neonatal Intensive Care, and in homelessness, mental health, home visiting, child protection, disability, domestic violence, drug and alcohol prison and other community organisations.
Please consider helping us reach more families. This is the time it matters most and when we can have the greatest impact before problems become entrenched.