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Our Perinatal Support Coordinator, Amy Bryson, is working hard to spread the word of the support offered by HSGS in the Perinatal period (pregnancy-2 years old).

Amy has established links with Community Midwifery and Health Visiting teams across the Southside and will now be in attendance at Ante Natal and Infant Immunisation clinics at both Pollok Health Centre and the New Victoria Hospital.

For a lot of families going along to these appointments can be a joyful time, full of hopes and dreams for their future family. But unfortunately for many families awaiting the arrival of a baby can be a daunting and upsetting time for a variety reasons.

In a survey recently conducted by the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) 83% for Health Visitors reported an increase in Perinatal Mental Health problems in the last year.

With peer support and early intervention, Home-Start Glasgow South can be there for families at the early stages before baby’s arrival.

Amy is there to be a listening ear for families who may have had difficult conversations in their appointment or just need that extra bit of time to chat through how they are feeling.

As well as this, Amy can make families aware of the support offered by Home-Start Glasgow South and in their local community, including our Mums n Bumps group in Govan, The Warm Place in Pollokshaws, Dads & Weans in Strathbungo and the one to one Perinatal Home-Visiting Support that they can self refer to.


Post Published: 01/03/23

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