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Out of the darkness into the light

When Reena Begum found out she was pregnant, she was devastated. She simply did not want to be pregnant. The baby’s father didn’t want to know and she had no-one else to support her. Her mental health began to suffer and Reena began to have dark, suicidal thoughts. Thanks to the Perinatal Sup...


Infant Mental Health Awareness Week takes place next week, 10-14 June 2019, with this year’s focus being ‘Difficult Beginnings’. The birth of a baby can be an exciting time, but many women and their partners can experience difficulties during pregnancy, the birth and after the baby is born...


Bradford Infant Mental Health Service launches

A new project, Little Minds Matter: Bradford Infant Mental Health service launches in Infant Mental Health Awareness week, which helps strengthen the relationship between babies and their parents. Infant Mental Health Awareness Week is between 10 and 16 June. This years’ national campaign is ar...


Nature – Nurture (or Natura – Nutrire)

Jo’s story of the 16th World Association of Infant Mental Health Congress (WAIMH) I headed to Rome recently (where all roads lead) to be part of a congress focused on discussing the effects of our changing environment on human development. Surrounded by scientists, clinicians and infant mental ...


Happy Mum, Happy Bump

Our specialist midwife, Rachel Wild is spreading the Happy Mum, Happy Bump message - that it’s okay to ask for support to help cope when things get a little too much. Rachel's message I’m a midwife and parent education teacher. I’ve worked with families from all sorts of backgrounds and ...