The Department of Family Studies within the Faculty for Social Wellbeing is a leading participant in the country's implementation of the Positive Parenting National Policy.
Prof. Angela Abela is leading a pilot project which focuses on mental health support for parents and the relationship between them.
The Department of Family Studies at the University of Malta, together with professionals within the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, midwives, the perinatal mental health service is studying the efficacy of the measures provided and the innovative screening measures that are being adopted.
At present, invitations for participation are being sent asking expectant mothers and fathers to participate.
The Liaison midwives are also inviting new parents to participate when they visit them in their own home following the birth of the baby.
The video, which features first hand experiences by new parents, invites parents to participate in this important study.