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Let’s do Peer Support: Bump, Birth & Beyond

This toolkit and resources are co-designed to help you plan and deliver perinatal peer support activities.

We are passionate about the positive contribution that peer support can make to individuals mental health and wellbeing. There is power in the sharing of experiences in a mutual and supportive way. Peer support plays an equally important role for parents and caregivers as they navigate pregnancy, birth and beyond.  

Free toolkit

This practical toolkit takes you through the key aspects of developing peer support activities. It’s full of top tips, case studies, films and handy templates. Lived experience sits at the heart of these resources. People already delivering and accessing perinatal peer support came together to share their knowledge. This means that the resource is full of real life insight and experiences.

Peer support gives you the ‘it’s not just me that feels this way, I’m not a bad parent, I’m a real one’ and that message is essential. 

Scott, Peer Support for Dads and Fathers

Bump, Birth & Beyond toolkit

For anyone planning and delivering perinatal peer support activities.

Free toolkit

Short films full of ideas

We’ve created a series of short films to get you thinking about perinatal peer support. These are a great way to hear from people with lived experience delivering peer support.

In this short clip, Rosey Adams of #PNDHour tells us the value of using a peer support approach to support perinatal mental health. Hear more from Rosey and from Scott Mair of Father’s Network Scotland on our Bump, Birth & Beyond YouTube playlist

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Huge thanks

Let’s do Peer Support: Bump, Birth & Beyond is the result of a commission by the Scottish Government. It is part of the Perinatal Mental Health – Peer Support Action Plan.

Warm thanks to PND&ME, PANDAS, Moray Wellbeing Hub, Home-Start Caithness, Fathers Beacon & PMH Support, Fathers Network, Parent Network Scotland, Mind Your Head Shetland, Juno, Children 1st Moray, Dad Matters – Home-Start Glasgow North, Glasgow MBU, Held in Our Hearts, Healthy Valleys, Aberlour, LATNEM, Bump Start – Stepping Stones Edinburgh, Inspiring Scotland, NHSGGC Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Network, Dads Rock and everyone who has been part of conversations and wider engagement.