7 Perinatal and Parent Support
Ready Steady Baby provides advice on health and wellbeing, including relationships and mental health is available at NHS inform.
7.2 The Women and Families Maternal Mental Health Pledge
The Pledge was developed by women with lived experience and sets out expectations around perinatal mental health care. There is more information at NHS inform.
The Pathways have been developed to help women, their infants and families, access the most appropriate specialist perinatal and infant mental health care, should they require it. This care should be available wherever a woman lives in Scotland. For referrers and service providers, they should help guide the development of pathways into care which are responsive to the needs of their local population and service organisation.
The Perinatal and Infant Mental Health (PIMH) Third Sector Service Directory is a repository of PIMH services across Scotland which can be filtered by area or service required.
7.5 Parent Club
Parent Club is a national resource which is linked to the baby box scheme and Ready Steady Baby, resources that all new parents are provided with if they wish. Parent Club is tailored for new mums, expectant parents and parents, providing advice on how they can support their own mental health and wellbeing, as well as how they can support the wellbeing of their babies and children. The content has been increased substantially in response to the impacts of Covid-19. The platform also provides signposting to other supports and services, and a link to free antenatal Solihull training for parents, to support mental health, mindfulness and attachment in pregnancy and postnatal. This resource is signposted from various websites and is available through web searches.
7.6 Solihull Online
Solihull Online is a resource which provides additional support for parents, children and young people, aimed at improving parent-child relationships, managing problematic behaviour and promoting positive mental health. Free online access is available for every parent in Scotland with a child between 0–19 years old. It will allow for a 24 month registration period plus lifetime access after that. The resource can be accessed here and enter the code word “tartan”.
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