There are a range of resources to support staff and anyone working with new and expectant parents to have conversations about mental health during the perinatal period and signpost to supports and resources appropriate to their needs.
Perinatal Mental Health Best Practice Guide
This best practice resource is intended to support Health Care Workers, Third Sector Partners, and any community organisations that are in contact with, supporting and/or working with new and expectant parents. It can be downloaded by clicking on the following link: Perinatal Mental Health Best Practice Guide
Staff Prevention and Early Intervention Guide
The NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Perinatal Mental Health Network have developed a prevention and early intervention guide to support staff to have conversations with parents about their mental health during the perinatal period and signpost to supports appropriate to their needs to avert a mental health crisis from developing.
Inspiring Scotland Digital Directory: The Perinatal and Infant mental Health Service directory provides information on Third Sector Perinatal Mental Health Services for midwives, health visitors and families across Scotland. View the directory here
Perinatal Mental Health Posters: A series of posters developed by Public Health Scotland targeting mums, partners and staff to help raise awareness of mental health during the perinatal period along with supporting animations.
If you have any comments or feedback relating to these resources, please contact Carly Grant at [email protected]
The COVID Vaccine: for all women of child bearing age, those currently pregnant or breastfeeding. Guidance from Public Health Scotland.
From Bumps to Bundles: a research paper exploring Perinatal Mental Health in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
This report draws on the findings of the Perinatal Mental Health Network's NHS board visits, professionals' workshops and online survey of women's views conducted in 2017-18 and the existing evidence base on service provision, to make recommendations on what services Scotland should develop to meet the needs of mothers with mental ill health, their infants, partners and families.
Peer Support in Perinatal Mental Health: Review of Evidence and Provision in Scotland (Internship Project Report). This report provides information on research and evidence about perinatal peer support, existing practice in Scotland and potential areas for future development.
Produced by NHS Education for Scotland, a framework for maternal and infant mental health.