Perinatal mental health peer support

Having a baby is a big life event and it is natural to experience a wide range of emotions around the time of their birth. But we also know that around 1 in 5 women, and 1 in 10 men, will be diagnosed with a mental health illness during the pregnancy or during their baby’s first year.

Our Perinatal Mental Health Peer Support Group has been developed to create a safe and nurturing environment where parents can share their stories to help and support each other. Research has shown that peer support is very effective in helping those who are experiencing perinatal mental health issues or are concerned about their mental health.


Our group is open to families living in Aberdeen who are either pregnant or have a child aged under one year. The group is supported by a trained coordinator who will ensure that all participants have the opportunity to express themselves and have support on hand should they need it.

“Group has improved my mental health by allowing me to meet other parents, realise I’m not alone and letting the children experience different environments. I realised I was hindering my child through not having routines and the children are thriving now.” .
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