Programme Board Achievements to Date
Annexes 1 and 2 provide a detailed summary of action taken to meet the aims of the 2020/21 Delivery Plan. Highlights of the last 2 years include establishing links and providing funding across all Health Boards to establish provision of specialist Community Perinatal Mental Health Teams. In Health Boards with over 3,000 births/year, we have also funded enhanced psychological support for maternity and neonatal settings.
Five Boards (NHS Fife, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, NHS Lanarkshire and NHS Lothian) are also in the process of establishing dedicated multidisciplinary Infant Mental Health teams with the majority of others embedding an Infant Mental Health focus from within their perinatal teams.
We have funded increased staffing in Mother and Baby Units and created the Mother and Baby Unit Family Fund which supports families to visit their loved ones when in inpatient care.
We also established the Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Third Sector Fund, which has so far supported over 2,000 parents, parents to be and infants. We have added 3 sub-groups to support the work of the Programme Board, focused on monitoring and evaluation, workforce and sustainability, and equality.
The Infant Mental Health Implementation and Advisory Group continues to work in parallel to the Programme Board to ensure parity of care for infants.