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Perinatal and Infant Mental Health

Supporting parents, infants and families

 

The Perinatal and Infant Mental Health fund has been set up to provide crucial help for mothers, infants and their families who are in need of mental health support.

The fund is open to third sector organisations so they can provide enhanced peer support, parenting support and perinatal counselling services during pregnancy and in the early stages of life.

Inspiring Scotland will run the fund and provide support to charities, working with the Scottish Government to achieve the goals of the Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Programme Board.

The Perinatal and Infant Mental Health fund closed to applicants on the 17th June 2020. Assessments will take place during the summer and we will aim to let all organisations know the outcome of the fund by the end of August.

Digital Directory

Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Services Directory

To support midwives, health visitors and families, Scottish Government and Inspiring Scotland have created a directory of Third Sector Perinatal Mental Health services across Scotland which are accepting referrals. Click here to view the online directory. 

If you would like your service to be added to the directory, please click here.

Fund Information

The Perinatal and Infant Mental Health fund is now closed to applications. If you would like further information on the types of organisations and services which this fund will support, please download a copy of the Fund Guidance.

The Perinatal and Infant Mental Health fund has been designed to support the aims of the Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Programme Board. The Programme Board was established in April 2019 in order to implement the commitments to improving perinatal and infant mental health set out in the Programme for Government and the Scottish Government’s 2017 – 2027 Mental Health Strategy.

1 in 5

Up to 1 in 5 mothers experience mental health challenges

1 in 10

Up to 1 in 10 fathers experience mental health challenges

3 years

Runs from August 2020 until March 2023

ÂŁ1m

Up to ÂŁ1m in funding every year

Enquiries

Contact Us

For all enquiries about the Perinatal Infant Mental Health Fund, please email  pimhenquiries@inspiringscotland.org.uk

We’re also on Twitter @pimhfund

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