Mental health with parents and infants – I am a parent

CANparent: A range of parenting programmes for different age groups. Searchable database of both face-to-face and online courses. Courses can also be commissioned by schools/children’s centres, and Train the Trainer options are available for children’s centre staff to train as facilitators. Length and cost varies (some courses are offered for free while others have a cost).

Two in Mind (Mind Cymru). Free, five-session e-learning course for new mothers and mothers-to-be, focussing on understanding and managing their emotions, and bonding with their child. Developed for pregnant women/new mothers, but could also be useful to professionals working with this group.

Tommy’s. Free online information on perinatal mental health. Aimed at mothers-to-be, but could equally be used to inform those working with pregnant women.

Vroom. Free, downloadable app for parents to help build emotional, cognitive and interpersonal skills with their child. Also provides resources for children’s centres to use with parents/under-fives.

Family Nurse Partnership. Home visits for young, first-time parents. Services can also be commissioned by local authorities. Contact organisation directly for up-to-date pricing.

Homestart. Free, weekly home visits for new parents by parent volunteers.

NICE guidelines for the public. National clinical guidelines for antenatal and postnatal mental health, explained for women who are pregnant or have given birth in the past year.