One in three mums and one in ten dads will be affected by perinatal mental illness. Our teams in Forth Valley and East Lothian provide a community-based Perinatal Befriending Service to local mums and dads to help them successfully recover. Our volunteer befrienders not only provide an understanding, non-judgemental ear but they also arm their befriendees with skills to help them deal with life’s ups and downs in the future.
Our top 10 tips to improve your mental health is one weapon our mums use day in and day out. Many tell us they have them stuck on the fridge to look at and use whenever they are starting to feel overwhelmed.
To celebrate Maternal Mental Health Week we have created a short video of these skills so all of our supporters can use them.