SUPPORT FOR YOU
We provide a range of support services to help parents who are struggling with their emotional or mental wellbeing during their pregnancy, or in the first two years of their new baby's life. This is known as the "Perinatal Period".
The perinatal period is a difficult time for many parents and it is common to find yourself struggling emotionally or mentally.
The important thing to know is you don't need to struggle on alone. Our support services are here for you. They are free, confidential and we tailor what we provided to your individual needs and situation.
COVID-19 has made the perinatal period more challenging than ever for many new mums and dads, and we have responded to this by adapting our service so that we can offer you safe support.
WAYS WE CAN HELP
Supporting you each step of the way...
ONE TO ONE
We offer one to one support from our perinatal support officers and volunteer mum befrienders which is tailored to your individual needs:.
Some of the ways they can help:
a non-judgemental person you can talk to in confidence about how you feel and your situation
they can provide tips, guidance and support on a whole range of things to help you as a new mum and with difficulties you might be having
they can help you find ways to overcome challenges and support you to access other services and supports.
POSITIVI - TEA
This lovely friendly group is facilitated by our very experienced and supportive Perinatal Support officers who would be delighted to welcome you along. Positivit-ea is a GREAT place to meet other local mums with bumps and babies, get support, ask questions, share experiences and make friends.
VIDEO INTERACTIVE GUIDANCE THERAPY
VIG is a really positive approach that uses video to help you understand and improve communication, building happy, healthy and trusting relationships. It can help you recognise your strengths, and discover new skills, by helping you do more of the things you are doing well.
Some of the Ways VIG Helps:
It can help you better relate to and interact with your baby and other people.
It can support you to develop a stronger bond with your baby.
It can help build your confidence as a parent.
It will highlight the strengths that you already have; you may not even be aware of them.
It will help you to build on these strengths.
When you see yourself communicating well it can be a very motivating experience.
ANTENATAL, BIRTH PREPARATION AND RELAXATION CLASSES
These classes combine gentle yoga based movement, antenatal education and relaxation to support you in pregnancy and help you to feel confident about giving birth. They help relieve anxiety, worries and concerns and also help alieviate a whole host of common pregnancy ailments such as heartburn through gentle movement.