VCSE Perinatal & Parent Infant Mental Health (PIMH) Champions - Expression of Interest

The Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership is pleased to be able to offer a funded development opportunity for 10 Perinatal & Parent-Infant Mental Health (PIMH) Champions from VCSE groups across the city-region.

This work is aimed at increasing the knowledge of perinatal and parent-infant mental health in voluntary and community organisations that work specifically with diverse communities including BAME communities and LGBTQI+ communities. This is to fund a specific person in that role and not for example to give a grant to the organisation for something like running costs.

Funding of £7,500 per organisation will be provided for each Champion.  Over 12 months, Champions will learn about Perinatal & PIMH in order to develop their own organisation’s awareness and understanding of this area.  Champions will:

  • Attend a four-day introductory training course (delivered over 4 weeks) in perinatal and parent infant mental health.

  • Learn about local services involved in the GM whole system approach to perinatal and PIMH.

  • Form a new GM Perinatal & PIMH Champions Network that will meet monthly to share experiences, to continue to learn from each other, to learn from health colleagues from across the GM perinatal & PIMH system.

  • Learn from local and national groups working in the area of PIMH and health inequalities.

  • Develop relationships with local Maternity Voice Partnerships.

All of this will:

  • Enable Champions’ organisations to identify perinatal and parent-infant mental health concerns in families they work with.

  • Be able to support and signpost families to GM services as appropriate.

  • Help VCSE organisations to ‘keep baby in mind’ when supporting parents.

To submit an expression of interest please complete the document below and return to

For more information contact Sarah Cook at Home-Start HOST

Deadline for Expressions of Interest: Monday  26th April 2021

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