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Perinatal and Infant Mental Health

Amma Birth Companions

Amma Birth Companions

Amma Birth Companions supports vulnerable women who are facing
significant adversity on their journey towards motherhood. This includes mothers who are refugees, asylum seekers and living in poverty. Amma’s birth and mother companions support women before, during and after birth, providing trauma-informed emotional and practical support. Currently operating in Glasgow—with the aim to expand across the Greater Clyde area—Amma’s service is intended to support the wellbeing and life chances of both mothers and infants.

Successful Perinatal and Infant Mental Health fund organisations announced
26.11.2020

Successful Perinatal and Infant Mental Health fund organisations announced

  Charities providing counselling, peer and parental support are to share funding to help improve the life chances and wellbeing of pregnant women, new mums and their families. The Perinatal and Infant Mental Health fund will provide annual funding of up to £1 million to help third sector organisations deliver vital services. Mental Health Minister

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Accessing the right kind of help can transform the lives of new parents
06.11.2020

Accessing the right kind of help can transform the lives of new parents

Pregnancy, birth and caring for a new baby can involve some of the most rewarding experiences in life. Yet being a new parent can also be full of difficult and isolating moments for mothers and families writes Julia Abel. Mental ill health at this time is common, affecting 1 in 5 mothers and 1 in

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The Potential of our Relationships
04.11.2020

The Potential of our Relationships

Link Up worker Hannah Kirby reflects on Hilary Cottam’s book ‘Radical Help’ and the parallels with Inspiring Scotland’s community development and wellbeing programme.  “To solve today’s problems we need collaboration, we need to be part of the change and we need systems that include all of us… And to do this we need to start

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