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Parent-Infant Mental Health Service (PIMHS)

The Parent-Infant Mental Health Service, known as PIMHS, works with parents expecting a baby and with babies up to the age of one year.

We are a small team of specialist health visitors, child psychotherapists, and perinatal therapists.

We build on the strengths of parents while recognising the challenges they face in developing a positive relationship with their infant. We support parents when they struggle to relate to or have any positive feelings about their babies. We help parents who may have difficult feelings during pregnancy and in the weeks after the baby has been born.

This short video briefly overviews the service and how we can support you.

How we can help you

If you are expecting a baby or have a baby less than a year old and are finding it difficult to develop a positive relationship with your baby, the PIMHS team may be able to help.

We provide a safe space for you to think about the relationship you have with your baby. We may use baby massage and encourage you to play with and talk to your baby. Sometimes it’s helpful to try to think about how your baby is feeling and what your baby might be trying to tell you through his/ her sounds and body movements.

Please visit the emotional wellbeing and mental health page to read about the support available for you.

Babies and their parent(s) can be referred by professionals already involved in their care via the One Stop Referral Service.

We are based at Gatton Place, St. Matthews Road, Redhill RH1 1TA.