6th September 2013
Mellow Parenting and the NSPCC are developing a new evidence-based service for parents with perinatal mental health problems and their babies. This service will be piloted by the NSPCC and, if successful, made available more widely. We hope that, in the future, it will be available for parents in your area.
When mothers or fathers have mental health problems in the perinatal period this can affect their child’s development. Our new service will therefore work with both mothers and fathers to reduce the impact of their mental health problems on their baby.
The design of this new service is being informed by a comprehensive literature review and interviews with parents, practitioners and commissioners. We are keen to talk to Health Visitors to gather your expert views about the needs of parents with perinatal anxiety and depression, and the best ways to support them.
If you are happy to share your insights in a 20 minute phone call or via an electronic survey, please email [email protected] to arrange a suitable time or to be sent the survey link.