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Perinatal Support Service

We are still operating during Covid-19, our service will be offered over the telephone and through video calls.

We Provide emotional support to families where a parent is struggling with their emotional health or well-being during pregnancy and the first year after birth.

The Perinatal Support Service is for pregnant women who have, or are at risk of developing, mild to moderate mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression.

We provide support to parents by providing a dedicated trained volunteer ‘peer supporter’ who can offer emotional support and support to access services in your local community. We can support women throughout their pregnancy and up until their baby’s first birthday.

We support families according to their needs and situation, through listening and emotional support and linking in with other specialist services and Family Hubs.

Who will benefit? Pregnant women living in the Better Start Bradford area who have, or are at risk of, mild to moderate mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression.

Where and when is it delivered? Most support is in the home but volunteers may also accompany participants to group sessions at local venues or meet with parents outside the home if isolation is an issue to help them access support services and Family Hubs. Support is tailored according to families’ needs.

We also offer group work. ‘My Baby & Me’ is a group for parents to discover the benefits play can have on their baby’s development. The group supports parents to connect and bond with their baby through fun games and interaction using the practices and principles of Theraplay.

 Who provides it? This project is delivered by Family Action, working in partnership with Better Start Bradford.

How do families register? Pregnant women identified as potentially benefiting from this project can be referred by their midwife, doctor, health visitor, or Family Hub. Families can also find out about accessing the project directly by contacting Family Action on perinatalsupport@family-action.org.uk or 01274 505034.

To Volunteer with us please click on this link to see our Volunteer Information and Volunteer Role Description.docx

Kenburgh House, 28 Manor Row, Bradford BD1 4QU
Tel: 01274 505034  /  perinatalsupport@family-action.org.uk