Find out about Parents in Mind, our perinatal peer support service, and how we’re still supporting mums through the pandemic.
Our Parents in Mind team, who provide perinatal peer support, have worked quickly to ensure they can still meet the needs of mothers facing mental health issues during the pandemic. We’re so proud of how well our volunteers – and the parents they support – have adapted to these fast-paced changes.
It definitely helps the feelings of loneliness we are all struggling with during lockdown.
Each local PiM site has done things differently to meet the needs of local mums. Many are providing one-to-one and group peer support over the phone, video call, in moderated WhatsApp groups and on Zoom.
“The WhatsApp group was welcoming and friendly right from the start. There wasn’t an off limit topic and it was so reassuring to know other parents were also struggling with mental health. I’ve never found this before even in a close group of friends. I instantly felt I had a group I could be honest with and reach out to, especially on a tough day. Due to Covid-19, this is as close as I can get to having a network of mum friends. It definitely helps the feelings of loneliness we are all struggling with during lockdown” Mum using the Warwickshire PiM peer support
If you or someone you know would benefit from perinatal mental health peer support, you can find more information here.
The service is currently operating in: