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Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Fund Update - January 2023 - Inspiring Scotland


Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Fund Update – January 2023

The period from conception to the end of the second year is a crucial one for the development of babies’ brains and minds. Their later mental health and relationships are strongly influenced by what happens at this time and how well their parents and carers are coping with their arrival.

It has been estimated that up to 20% of mums and up to 10% of dads are affected by poor mental health in the perinatal period. Almost 20% of babies and young children also experience mental health difficulties.

Since launching in October 2020, the Scottish Government’s Perinatal and Infant Mental Health (PIMH) Fund has supported charities with delivering vital mental health services to support families across Scotland. This report shares some of the work which has taken place as a result of PIMH funding and the difference it has made. It concludes with some reflections on the third sector’s ways of working and the challenges which are currently of concern for organisations.


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