“It has been great having the three different professionals present. I have learnt a great deal and feel each gave great support!” PIMH Volunteer
Parent-Infant Mental Health Project (PIMH) trains volunteers to support families with a child under the age of two, or with a child that hasn’t yet been born. The families supported will be those who may be experiencing difficulties such as post-natal depression or other mental health issues, those suffering from anxiety or isolation, or those who are concerned about developing a strong relationship with their child. We are currently recruiting new volunteers for this exciting project across Oldham, Stockport and Tameside.
- complete Home-Start’s preparation course
- complete a four week specific PIMH course delivered by Home-Start and from expert clinicians working in the area of Early Attachment
- will provide weekly home visiting support to a family
- will receive regular support and supervision
- have the opportunity to access a range of additional training within Home-Start
- travel expenses are paid
We ask that all our volunteers are parents or have had the long-term responsibility of caring for a child 24/7. Volunteers must be available to attend training and supervision and should be reliable and committed to supporting a family.
The four sessions will cover:
- Attachment theory, bonding and infant brain development
- The ante-natal period and how Home-Start can support
- Birth and beyond
- Becoming a parent
- The stresses and strains on families with a child under 2
All volunteers are subject to enhanced DBS checks and must provide satisfactory references.
To start your journey now contact Nancy Bradshaw, PIMH’s Co-ordinator by phone or email 0161 344 0669 firstname.lastname@example.org
Home-Start is committed to safer recruitment practices as an important part of safeguarding & protecting children & vulnerable adults