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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 provide crucial help for mothers, infants and their families who are in need of mental health support.

The fund supports 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 manages the fund and provides support to charities, working with the Scottish Government to achieve the goals of the Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Programme Board.

To find out more details about the third sector organisations that will be supported by the Perinatal and Infant Mental Health fund between September 2020 and April 2023 please click here.

The fund launch announcement (29th Aug 2020) from the Scottish Government and Inspiring Scotland can be found here.

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.

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

£1m

Up to £1m 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

Perinatal and Infant Mental Health

Funded services

Aberlour
Perinatal and Infant Mental Health

Aberlour

Aberlour, is a national charity for  children, young people and families across Scotland, helping transform lives for the better. Supporting challenges such as  living with a disability, growing up in and leaving care and the impact of drugs and alcohol on families. Aberlour is one of the 13 charities in the intandem portfolio.  More information

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Action for Children
Perinatal and Infant Mental Health

Action for Children

Action for Children delivers services aimed at young people who are unemployed and who may have other issues restricting their ability to access the job market. OFN investment supports a number of important programmes that improve young people’s ability to move into a positive destination such as Youthbuild, Hospitality, Aiming High and STAY. CashBack for

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Amma Birth Companions
Perinatal and Infant Mental Health

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

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