NorPIP's mission is:
We focus on the need for secure attachments between parents and their infants (from conception to 2) using Parent Infant Psychotherapy to help parents form and develop a more secure bond to promote their lifelong wellbeing.
We want to promote an emotionally healthy society by focusing on the need for secure attachments between parents and their infants (aged from conception to 2) using psychotherapy to help parents form and develop a more secure bond to promote their lifelong wellbeing.
What We Do:
NorPIP champions help to families through therapy to prepare them for parenthood when life might have dealt a raw deal and they are struggling parent. We also work with parents suffering from a range of maternal and paternal mental health issues to form a loving bond with their baby. We provide the space and a listening ear from trained professionals to help them make sense of a range of difficult feelings they may experience on becoming parents. Most of all, we provide the opportunity for parents to recover and find love for parenting that may have otherwise never been possible. Our services are often free, or low cost dependent on your family circumstances.
Falling in love with your baby should happen in an instant, but for over 40% of families each year this doesn't happen the way it should. Maternal and paternal mental health can have a significant impact on the process of forming a relationship with baby which can sadly leave many parents longing for the closeness they can see in other parents and their children. Parents can feel very isolated when faced with the devastating impact of not feeling in love with their babies, which can be a significant cause of anxiety and depression in new parents. Parents sometimes feel their baby doesn't belong to them, or worse still harbour thoughts about harming their baby.
Our objectives are:
To help parents and primary carers to form a more secure attachment with their baby through psychotherapeutic intervention.
To promote the importance of early attachment and the importance of investment in very early relationships to improve life outcomes for children. In particular NorPIP will raise awareness amongst professionals, commissioners, investors, and policy makers.
To train other professionals in supporting secure attachments between infants and their primary carers, in the identification of attachment difficulties and in the methods used to facilitate better attachments.
To routinely monitor the outcomes of our services with clients, to ensure the best quality of service is provided for babies and their families.
NorPIP's vision is:
We want every baby to be able to grow up in a home with a family able to provide everything he or she needs to grow into a healthy child.