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Key Themes from Peer Support for Dads

Key Themes from Peer Support for Dads

Monday 20th June marks International Father’s Mental Health Awareness Day.  Earlier this year, the Inspiring Scotland PIMH team alongside Scottish Government hosted an online event: Perinatal Peer Support Scotland. The aim of the session was to recognise the contribution of peer support workers; showcase good practice and highlight the role of peer support and how

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Supporting Women, Reducing Harm: Supporting a National Conversation

Supporting Women, Reducing Harm: Supporting a National Conversation

In April, Inspiring Scotland’s Perinatal and Infant Mental Health team co-hosted Supporting Women, Reducing Harm, the first-ever national conversation on how services should care for families affected by substance use in the perinatal period. This event was in partnership with Scottish Government, Perinatal Mental Health Network Scotland, NHS Scotland, third sectors partners and women with

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SVN support to develop digital communications channels

SVN support to develop digital communications channels

  My name is Angie Alexander, and I am the Chief Operating Officer for Held in Our Hearts, an Edinburgh-based baby loss charity. We provide specialist baby loss counselling and peer support to bereaved families. Our families are the heart of everything that we do, and we offer free, personalised, long-term support including counselling, one

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Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Third Sector Funding Announced

Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Third Sector Funding Announced

18 third sector organisations from across Scotland have been awarded funding from the Scottish Government’s Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Small Grants Fund. These organisations provide vital support for new and expectant parents, carers and families at a crucial stage of life. Building on a recent consultation, the fund supports small to medium sized organisations

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PIMH Small Grants Fund announced to support innovative local perinatal and infant mental health services

PIMH Small Grants Fund announced to support innovative local perinatal and infant mental health services

As part of the Scottish Government’s commitment to improving perinatal and infant mental health, a Small Grants Fund will open for applications in May 2021 for third sector organisations and local groups that support the mental health of parents, carers, and infants.

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Successful Perinatal and Infant Mental Health fund organisations announced

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 ÂŁ1 million to help third sector organisations deliver vital services.

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

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 difficult and isolating for mothers and families.

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