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.
- 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
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