Family Action Lambeth Perinatal Support Service
The Family Action Perinatal Support Services are early intervention, low-intensity services for those with low to moderate level diagnosed mental health issues or who are at risk of developing perinatal mental illness. The services are led by a professional project coordinator, with early years, health or social care background, and provided by a team of volunteer befrienders who have experience of parenthood and sometimes have received help from the service themselves. They work with families from before the baby is born to at least one year after.
Taking a multi-agency approach, they work closely with midwives, health visitors, GPs, Children’s Centres and existing perinatal teams to enhance what is available to families where mothers are suffering from mental health difficulties. Safeguarding, training and regular supervision of volunteers are key standards
Office: Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm
25th October 2023