Parent and Baby Psychology Service

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A team of clinical psychologists offer brief psychological interventions for parents expecting a baby and parents with a baby in the first year who are struggling with the transition to parenthood. 

The service provides a safe place for parents or expectant parents to share in confidence their thoughts and feelings about becoming a parent. It aims to improve the emotional wellbeing of parents, enabling them to develop positive relationships with their baby.


Eligibility criteria

Inclusions

  • Low mood and depression, which is having an impact on coping and feelings about themselves as a parent
  • Anxiety, in the form of worries, panic, fears, obsessions or sleep difficulties
  • Issues to do with bonding with their baby
  • Losses and gains, such as change in role and loss in relation to work, socialising or other aspects of life
  • Parents’ own memories of being parented that may be difficult or upsetting and hopes for parenting differently

Exclusions

Parents with severe post-natal depression or chronic or severe mental health problems should be referred to the Perinatal Mental Health Team


How to refer

EMIS form

Referral methods: Email