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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.

Applications live from 5 May - 17 June 2020

How to apply

The fund will be open to third sector organisations from 5 May 2020 and applications will close at 5pm on 17 June 2020.

To check you are eligible to apply and for more information on the fund, please download a copy of the Fund Guidance and the Frequently Asked Questions.

If you would like to apply for funding, to receive an application, please register your interest via the link below.

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


Live Zoom Q&A on Wed 27 May at 3pm

The Perinatal and Infant Mental Health team are hosting their next live Zoom session about the new fund for charities on Wednesday 27 May from 3pm-4pm. To register in advance, please use the link below.

This session will be a 30 minute discussion and Q&A with Hugh Masters (Chair of Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Programme Board), followed by a 30 minute Q&A session with the Inspiring Scotland team to answer any specific questions you have on the fund or application form.

We plan to record this session, so if you can’t make it live, you will still be able to receive the video to view on demand.


Information and resources

For more information on the fund and the eligibility criteria, please read the Fund Guidance and the Frequently Asked Questions.

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.

To read more about the aims of the Perinatal and Infant Mental Health programme board, terms of reference and delivery plan, please click here.

COVID-19Click here to read a note for applicants on coronavirus from Hugh Masters, Chair of the Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Programme Board.

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.


Contact Us

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

We’re also on Twitter @pimhfund

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