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.
There are currently two strands to the Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Fund, supporting the third sector with investment of ÂŁ1 million per year:
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.
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 theÂ Scottish Governmentâ€™s 2017 â€“ 2027Â Mental Health Strategy.
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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