Find out how our Parents in Mind project is progressing to help us develop a new peer support service for local mums at branch level.
Our Parents in Mind project began in April when the Department of Health awarded us with a grant to pilot a safe, effective and sustainable model of peer support for women experiencing mental health problems in pregnancy and early parenthood.
The project, which will be run with the Institute of Health Visiting, will operate in three areas of England: Coventry and Warwickshire Central, Tower Hamlets and Newham and Runcorn and Widnes.
Between 12 and 16 volunteers will be recruited and trained in each of the three areas, and will go on to deliver individual and group-based peer support in their communities. The project will be embedded within NCT branches, with a strong focus on local partnership working and supporting diverse communities.
Since April, a lot has been happening behind the scenes to get the project off the ground: