What We Do

Welcome to the What We Do page. Here you can find out more about our work in Scotland across the whole of the UK.

A National Conversation

In 2023-2024 we are holding a national conversation about the work of the Scottish Government’s Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Programme Board. Follow us on Twitter to find out more.

Our partnerships

We work with the Scottish Government to bring the voice of lived experience to the centre of their work on parent and infant mental health. Our Participation Officers were key players in the Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Programme Board.

Some of our projects include:

In Partnership with the Scottish Government

Training with Health Boards

In partnership with Scottish Government

We trained every health board in Scotland on how to involve people with lived experience of mental ill-health in the perinatal period in their service design and Delivery.

More to follow.

Voice of the Infant

In partnership with Scottish Government

We worked with the Scottish Government to write the Voice of the Infant Best Practice Guidelines and Infant Pledge.

Women & Families Maternal Mental Health Pledge

In partnership with Scottish Government

Alongside Our Maternal Mental Health Change Agents, wrote the Women & Families Maternal Mental Health Pledge, outlining their expectations of perinatal mental health services in Scotland.

Other partnerships

Art At the Start

In partnership with Dundee Art Consortium

A collaboration between art therapy & experimental psychology, exploring the impact participation in art can have upon the social well-being of young children their attachment relationships.

Everyone’s Business Campaign

In partnership with Maternal Mental Health Alliance

We implement the Maternal Mental Health Alliance’s #EveryonesBusiness campaign in Scotland. This UK-wide campaign calls for all women and their families to receive perinatal mental health support, wherever and whenever they need it.

Parent & Infant Mental Health Magazine + Podcast

In partnership with Butterfly Baby Clinic

We co-produce a quarterly podcast and magazine interviewing experts and discussing latest developments in the field of Parent & Infant Mental Health.

More to follow.

First 1001 Days Movement

In partnership with Parent-Infant Foundation

The First 1001 Days Movement is a group of organisations and professionals working together to campaign about the importance of the emotional wellbeing of babies. Visit their website for more information.

Invisible Truths

In partnership with Blank Canvas

An artistic exploration of perinatal mental health services in Scotland.

Mamahood Café

In partnership with Amina Women’s Resource Centre, Dundee Contemporary Arts and Public Health Scotland

An exploration of the perinatal mental health experiences of Muslim and Black and Minority Ethnic women, involving mother & baby art activities.

Conversations with Dads

An exploration of male perinatal mental health, conducted in partnership with Fathers Network Scotland & University of Edinburgh

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