Flourishing Babies is an exciting new partnership, supporting parents and parents to be in getting off to the best possible start with their infant.

What we offer:

  • Antenatal support and baby care skills programme.

  • Perinatal support on a one to one basis.

  • in the family home and in peer support groups.

  • Parent Infant Therapy and therapeutic group work.

  • Consultation and training forprofessionals.

The aims of the service are to:

  • Increase parents’ self-confidence.

  • Improve the mental health and wellbeing of new parents.

  • Support infant mental health and development.

  • Support a positive relationship between parents and their baby.

  • Reduce the social isolation of families.

  • Provide emotional and practical support to families during pregnancy and the first year after birth.

We can help with a range of issues, including:

  • Low mood and anxiety or self-esteem, and confidence issues. 

  • Postnatal depression.

  • Difficulties with bonding and attachment.

  • Bereavement or other traumatic events.

  • Premature birth or still birth and miscarriage.

  • Mental health issues affecting relationships.

  • Recovery from a challenging birth.

  • Adjusting to life with twins or triplets or multiples.

  • The impact of domestic abuse on you and your baby.

  • Concerns about the responsibility of parenting.

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Whatever you’re struggling with our experienced team of volunteers and
specialist professionals can support you to work through a range of difficulties and get back on track.

We provide a range of services to meet
your needs and those of your baby. We
take it at your pace, at a time and place to
suit you. We work closely with midwives,
health visitors, GPs, Children's Centres
and specialist perinatal teams to enhance
the support that is available to families.

Before Baby Antenatal Classes:

​​Our groups are small and everyone gets the chance to ask lots of questions, practice some skills and have fun. We meet weekly for eight weeks in the run up to your birth to
help you prepare for the birth and care of your baby.

You can also achieve an National Open
College Network Qualification in ‘Preparing for Parenthood’ with regular attendance at the sessions.

All sessions taught by qualified antenatal teachers.

Please click on the blue boxes below to watch You Tube clips about the Before Baby classes and to get the opinions of the parents.

Parent Infant Therapy:

In parent infant therapy the therapist works with you and your baby to address issues that may be affecting your relationship with your baby, and to support your baby’s mental health and emotional development.

This may include antenatal support with difficult feelings about having a baby and preparing emotionally.

Perinatal Support Service:

‘Perinatal’ means the time around a
baby’s birth. We offer support to
families where a parent is struggling
with their emotional health and wellbeing or where they have been
diagnosed with a low to moderate level
perinatal mental illness.

We can also support families who are
vulnerable to developing a perinatal
mental illness.

Help for Dads too:

Dads can sometimes need support too. If you are concerned about your own
feelings about becoming a dad, or concerned about how your partner is
coping with parenthood, you can speak to one of our team in confidence. Find out if our service is the right one for you. If it’s not, we’ll help you access other
community services.