Wednesday, 11 March 2009

A great model for a perinatal mental health service

If you need ideas on developing a good perinatal mental health service have a look at Northamptonshire PCT website at
http://www.changingmindscentre.co.uk/v/parental_mentalhealth_team

They have some great schemes including Buggy Buggies and Baby Massage.

There is also a useful booklet to download on Emotional Changes During Pregnancy and Following Childbirth.

http://www.changingmindscentre.co.uk/v/parental_tools

If you have been to any of these activities perhaps you would like to comment?

Thank you Sally (see comments) for telling us about http://www.massageforbabies.com/


Elaine

www.hanzak.com

2 comments:

Sally said...

I've been working with a similar team at Surrey Primary Care Trust for several years. It's encouraging that so many in the NHS are becoming aware of the importance of infant mental health.

Sally Cranfield said...

Good to see that Northampton PCT is using baby massage to help parent-infant mental health. I've been doing similar work with Surrey PCT for more than two years, through www.massageforbabies.com