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PIMH: Information for parents, families and carers

This page shows the latest 15 resources to be added to the Perinatal and infant mental health information for parents, families and carers section of the site. New resources are added as they are published.

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  • Website Baby buddy app
    Baby Buddy is a mobile phone app for parents and parents-to-be with personalised content approved by doctors and midwives that spans from pregnancy through to the first six months after birth.

    Publisher: Best Beginnings
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website PSS: PSS postnatal depression DVD
    This DVD, which has been produced for both professionals and people experiencing postnatal depression (PND), has four segments which look at the experience of PND, support, dads and PSS Service in Liverpool. The DVD aims ...

    Publisher: Person Shaped Support (PSS)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website iHV parent tips: how can new fathers get involved?
    This resource, published by the Fatherhood Institute for the Institute of Health Visiting, is a handout for dads, offering practical tips on how to get involved in day-to-day hands-on babycare.

    Publisher: Fatherhood Institute
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Enhancing and practicing executive function skills with children from infancy to adolescence
    Executive function and self-regulation skills provide critical supports for learning and development. This 16-page guide describes a variety of activities and games that represent age-appropriate ways for adults to suppo ...

    Publisher: Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Domestic violence and abuse - its effects on children: the impact on children and adolescents: information for parents, carers and anyone who works with young people
    This is one in a series of factsheets for parents, teachers and young people entitled Mental health and growing up. This factsheet looks at the effects that domestic violence and abuse can have on children, and offers ad ...

    Publisher: Royal College of Psychiatrists
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Universally speaking: ages and stages of children's communication development
    This series of booklets is for anyone who works with children and young people. The booklets show where children should be with their communication skills at any given age. The series covers children from ages birth to 5 ...

    Publisher: The Communication Trust
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Getting to know your baby (website and app)
    Getting to Know Your Baby is a website and an app. The website is to help health professionals support early bonding between parents and their babies, and to promote secure infant attachment. It uses video to show how pa ...

    Publisher: Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website When your child has additional needs: information for families
    Finding out that your child has additional needs can bring about a whole array of emotions. Whatever stage you're at on the journey with your child, this guide (updated in February 2014) will give you a basic introductio ...

    Publisher: Contact a Family (CaF)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Getting to know your health visiting and school nursing service
    This information sharing leaflet for the health visiting and school nursing services has been developed by the Department of Health. The leaflet is aimed at parents and includes sections on: What your local service does; ...

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Developmental delay: information for families
    This guide is for parents and carers who think their child is not developing as they ought to be, or who have been told that their child has developmental delay or global developmental delay.

    Publisher: Contact a Family
    Published Date: 2013

  • Website Integrated bipolar parenting intervention (IBPI)
    People with bipolar disorder may find that their changes in mood make the delivery of consistent parenting more difficult than for parents without bipolar disorder. This online parenting support programme combines self-m ...

    Publisher: Mental Health Partnerships
    Published Date: 2013

  • Website My pregnancy and post-birth wellbeing plan
    This plan is to help new mothers prepare the support they might need to help them look after their own mental health.

    Publisher: Boots Family Trust
    Published Date: 2013

  • Website Maternal Mental Health Alliance
    The Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA) is a coalition of UK organisations committed to improving the mental health and wellbeing of women and their children in pregnancy and the first postnatal year. This acknowledge ...

    Publisher: Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA)
    Published Date: 2013

  • Website Break the Silence - PNI
    Break the Silence - PNI (Postnatal Illness) helps women and families experiencing mental distress in pregnancy and following childbirth access effective treatment. This is done by providing up-to-date information and cam ...

    Publisher: Break the Silence - PNI
    Published Date: 2013

  • Website Postpartum Support International
    Postpartum Support International (PSI) was founded in 1987 in California. The purpose of the organization is to increase awareness among public and professional communities about the emotional changes that women experien ...

    Publisher: Postpartum Support International (PSI)
    Published Date: 2013


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