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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 by the Scottish Government to support third sector organisations that provide crucial support services for new and expectant parents, carers, infants and families who are experiencing mental health issues in the perinatal period.

Inspiring Scotland manages the fund and works with funded charities and the Scottish Government to achieve the goals of the Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Programme Board.

The Fund currently supports 16 third sector organisations from October 2020 to April 2023. These organisations work across Scotland to provide enhanced peer support, parenting support and perinatal counselling services during pregnancy and the early stages of an infant’s life. The Main Fund is now closed to applications.

In May 2021, Inspiring Scotland opened a supplementary Small Grants Fund to support community groups and smaller third sector organisations that provide support to parents and families with mental health issues. Find out more information on this fund.

Small Grants Fund

Small Grants Fund

Funded by the Scottish Government, the Small Grants Fund will support smaller third sector organisations and constituted community groups that work with parents and families experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues, at any point from pregnancy up to an infant’s third birthday.

The Fund is closed for applications and decisions will be announced in September 2021. 

Find out more information on the fund.

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 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


Up to £1m in funding every year


Read our first Perinatal and Infant Mental Health blog post, where we discuss the importance of third sector support for infant mental health.


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For all enquiries about the Perinatal Infant Mental Health Fund, please email

We’re also on Twitter @pimhfund

Perinatal and Infant Mental Health

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