The Perinatal Mental Health Support group provide support, advice and guidance, as well as peer support, for anyone who may currently be living with perinatal mental health issues, family members, friends or line managers who maybe seeking support or further information. We are part of a national group of a numbers of forces called “Blue Minds” and sit within the Parenting Group and Well Together Network. The group is in the process of being officially launched. We currently have a number of Peer Supporters who are awaiting training from NHS Wales.
The majority of our Peer Supporters have they themselves personal experience of Perinatal Mental Health.
The Peer Supporters will listen and support individuals holistically in relation to perinatal mental health issues. The supporter will provide a safe and inclusive environment to enable individuals to feel comfortable to share their experience and difficult feelings if they wish – which may involve a chat over the phone or in person. Each situation may be different in so much as what the person reaching out is requiring and will complement those services provided by clinical mental health teams. The supporter can signpost and advise as appropriate.