Trafford parents of under-ones can now access a new mental health drop-in

Parents and their babies can now access a new drop-in to meet with others and to talk to a specialist about their mental and emotional health.

The prop-in is for parents and babies under the age of one to meet and will be facilitated by a Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Specialist working for Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust.

The specialist can offer support and advice to parents who may be feeling lonely or isolated, experiencing low mood or anxiety, worry they’re not coping or are having attachment or bonding difficulties.

It will also be a place to meet other parents to create a supportive network over a chat in a relaxed café environment.

The Drop-in sessions are every Friday from 10am to 12pm at the Life Centre Café, Washway Road, Sale, M33 4BP

Joanne Bolton, Specialist Health Visitor for Parent and Infant Mental Health in Trafford, said: “Becoming a new parent can be one of the most rewarding times in a mum or dad’s life but we also know it can be one of the most difficult.

“The drop-in sessions will be a meeting place for parents to discuss their worries together and with a mental health specialist.

“We’ll be able to offer practical tips to help them look after their mental health and give their baby the best possible start in life.”

There is no need to book, simply turn up. For more information, call Joanne on 0161 746 7800.