Parent Infant Mental Health Project

From September 2018 we will be developing a new project, providing individual well-being support to parents during the peri-natal period (conception to age 2), in partnership with Manchester’s Children and Parent Service (CAPS) and adult IAPT (psychological therapy). From early 2019 we will have a team of specially trained staff and volunteers ready to support families.

Our specially trained PIMH Parent Volunteers and Family Support Worker will support families where the parent/s have mild to moderate mental ill health through weekly home visits for as long as the family need it. The support will be focused on the parents’ relationship with their unborn or young infant and may include;

– Enjoyable interactive activities and resources to help build a strong relationship both before and after birth

– An opportunity to explore all aspects of baby development including the amazing baby brain, how babies communicate, how we can help to calm and soothe babies in our fast-moving world, and other important developmental information

– Empower and encourage parents as the experts in their baby’s care and how they play the most important part of all

– Share evidence-based tools and techniques with parents to help them manage the transition to parenthood and the challenges it brings

How can I get involved?

-FROM JANUARY 2019 referrals into the project can be made using the generic referral form available to download here or by ringing 0161 721 4493.

-Become a volunteer with the project by requesting an application form by phone 0161 721 4493  Please specify your interest in this project! See our Become a PIMH Volunteer… page for more information 

For more information please contact project Coordinator Clare Blomley clare.blomley@homestartmcr.org.uk

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