Partners in Parenting PLUSPiP+

Partners in Parenting PLUS (PiP+) is the new and updated version of the FREE award-winning, evidence-based parenting program designed to help you raise your teenager with confidence.

Evidence-based parenting program

PiP+ content is based on:

  • High-quality research evidence and international expert consensus
  • Parenting guidelines: Reducing teenagers’ risk of depression and anxiety disorders: Strategies for parents during the COVID-19 pandemic
1,500+ families helped

Our research trials with over 1,500 Australian parents show that PiP is effective, with benefits for both parents and teens.

You can read more about the evidence for the program in the About Us page or feel free to contact us.

Who is this program for?

Parents/guardians of teenagers aged 12 to 17, who are

  • residing in Australia,
  • fluent in English, and
  • have regular internet access.

PiP+ is designed to help parents whose teenagers are not yet experiencing difficulties with depression and anxiety. If your teenager is experiencing such difficulties, you are still welcome to take part, but we also recommend you seek help from a mental health professional.

If you are a parent of children younger than 12 or older than 17, or a professional who wants to check out the program before recommending it to parents, you are also welcome to sign up!

Does your teen experience school refusal?

If your teen struggles to attend school due to anxiety, depression, or emotional distress (sometimes called ‘school refusal’, ‘school can’t’, or ‘school phobia’), check out the PiP-Education program here.


Listen to the stories of previous PiP parents and their teenagers featured in The House of Wellness.

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What’s in store for you?

PiP+ aims to empower you to make sense of adolescence and to parent your teenager with confidence. The program includes practical, evidence-based and expert-endorsed strategies designed to build your skills and confidence in ways that may reduce your teen's risk of depression and anxiety problems.

Get personalised feedback

Your journey starts with an online assessment. This allows us to give you personalised feedback about your parenting, your confidence, and your own and your teen's mental wellbeing. Based on this feedback, we'll recommend specific modules for you including the new Parenting through the pandemic module!

Access up to 10 interactive online modules

We will recommend you modules based on your personal assessment, but you can also choose the modules you want to do, and the order in which you do them.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it many new challenges for parents and families. This module aims to support you and your teen to navigate the ‘new normal’ and respond to the challenges of the pandemic with confidence.

We all feel anxious at times, and it’s important for teenagers to learn to manage their everyday anxiety. ‘From surviving to thriving: Helping your teenager deal with anxiety’ will talk about ways that you can support your teenager to cope with the fears and worries they will inevitably face.

Connect is about empowering you to change your behaviour so you can positively influence your teenager. We’ll talk about ways to build your relationship and communication with your teenager.

It can be hard for parents to tell whether changes in their teenager’s behaviour are a normal part of adolescence, or a more serious problem like depression or anxiety. In this module, we’ll take a closer look at depression and clinical anxiety, including when and how to seek professional help.

Teenagers need the adults around them to set clear boundaries and expectations for their behaviour. This module will help you to establish clear expectations that your teen is likely to follow.

As teenagers begin to place greater emphasis on their peers, parents still play an important role in helping their teens to develop social skills. This module helps you to support your teen to develop social skills across a variety of settings.

Parents play an important role in helping their teenagers learn to manage conflict. ‘Calm versus conflict’ aims to help you manage conflict at home, to create a safe and supportive environment for your teenager.

‘Nurture roots’ is all about finding a balanced way to stay involved in your teenager’s life while also allowing them to ‘leave the nest’ and develop age-appropriate independence.

Getting enough sleep, eating well, being physically active, and not using alcohol or drugs can protect our physical and mental health. This module is all about helping you to support your teenager to develop good health habits.

Problems are a part of life. As teenagers mature, they need to learn strategies to tackle the problems they will face throughout their life. ‘Partners in problem solving’ focusses on how you as a parent can support your teenager to develop good problem-solving skills.

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Get support from other PiP+ parents

Get access to the PiP+ online community where you can meet parents who are also raising teenagers, and learn from one another’s experiences.

Fits your lifestyle
  • Only 15-25 minutes per module
  • Complete the program at your own pace
  • Both desktop and mobile versions available
  • Get a copy of the guidelines “Reducing teenagers’ risk of depression and anxiety disorders: Strategies for parents during the COVID-19 pandemic” sent to your email
Fun and interactive
  • Learn practical strategies through interactive activities and video-based scenarios
  • Hear what teenagers have to say by listening to their audio recordings
  • Apply your module learnings through weekly goals
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Free to join

Joining PiP+ won’t cost you a cent! Just click on the “Join Now” button and register using either your Facebook account or your email address.

Contribute to the important research on parenting & teen mental health by Monash University.