Infant Mental Health Starts before Birth

The NSPCC’s Impact and evidence series features a blog by Karen Bateson, Development and Impact Manager at the NSPCC, looking at improving parental and infant mental health. Learning from delivering, developing and evaluating Baby Steps, the NSPCC’s programme which supports vulnerable parents before and after their baby is born, includes: infant mental health starts before birth; parents need integrated support before and after the birth of their child; parents facing additional challenges benefit most from this integrated and supportive intervention.


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