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Referring someone
to our services 

Information for professionals on our services.

Nurture the Borders is committed to supporting parents experiencing perinatal and infant mental health challenges. We provide holistic parent and family centred support through a broad range of specialised services tailored to the unique needs of parents during this critical period.

We have carefully developed our services over the past 9 years. During this time we have taken a collaborative, responsive, evidence and evaluation based approach which has (with the help of our wonderful funders and supporters) enabled us to develop a unique and effective support pathway for families which harnesses the power of lived experience alongside  the best evidence based interventions.

We offer services that are accessible, relatable and built around parents’ needs. 

Services Provided
Services Provided

Perinatal Psychological Therapies

Individual and family therapies for Perinatal and Infant Mental Health challenges.

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One to One Emotional & Practical Support

One to One support at home and in the parents local community.

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Perinatal Education, Classes & Workshops

Evidence based education which promote parent and infant wellbeing, peer support and attachment.

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Support Groups

Peer support for both mothers and fathers.

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Referral Criteria

All our services are free and available to parents who meet the following criteria:

Referral Criteria

They are a parent (mum or dad) who are either expecting a baby or have a little one under the age of two.

They are experiencing mild to moderate mental health challenges or are at risk of developing mental health problems due to their history or situation. (Please note we are often able to support parent who are experiencing more severe problems, so long as they are engaging with statutory services - please call us to discuss)

They live within the Scottish Borders.

The parent is aware of, and has consented to the referral.

How to Make A Referral
How to Make a Referral

You can refer a client via the following methods. If you require any help please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Online Referral Form

Our preferred method for referrals. Complete the form which uploads instantly to our secure database.

Email Referral

Download and complete the referral form then email it to :

Phone Referral

Call us on:

0300 030 5361

Our office hours are 9.30 to 4pm Monday to Thursday. If you don't manage to catch us, please leave a message and we will call you back as soon as possible.

Benefits of Our Service For Parents & Babies
Benefits of Support
We have a strong evidence base which demonstrates that our support for parents facing perinatal and infant mental health challenges had the following impacts:
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100% who accessed therapy for trauma had decreased distress levels after completing therap
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Read about the difference our support has made....
Parents Support Stories
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