Children, young people and families
Forming a family and parenting is an important part of life, with many changes taking place. Both mothers' and fathers' mental health may be affected during this transition, which may influence their child's mental health.
Poor mental health in parents can have a catastrophic affect, not just for the parents but throughout their children's lifetime. We work on a variety of innovative projects with children and young people and also host the Children and Young People's Mental Health Coalition.
Mums and Babies in Mind
Improving the quality of life and services available for mothers with mental health problems during pregnancy and the first year after birth.
Peer Education Project (PEP)
An ambitious pilot scheme aimed at ensuring every school identifies and implements better practice to safeguard children’s mental health.
Young Mums Together
Peer support groups for young parents and their children, designed to enhance young mothers’ life chances and promote maternal mental health and wellbeing.
Naomi and Zach's story
Naomi tells the inspirational story of herself and her young son Zach and how the Mental Health Foundation's Young Mums Together project helped her turn her life around.
How self-management changed my life
Marie Williams talks about how our Creating Connections self-management courses in Wales changed her life.
'I didn't feel like I was being a mother.'
Vickie was lucky in that she received the maternal mental health care she needed. Other mums aren't so lucky.
Podcasts & Videos
Through Each Other's Eyes evaluation25 August 2017
Evaluation of our project which uses video interaction guidance for new parents and their babies.
Debbie's story: Now I'm thriving, not just surviving4 May 2017
When Debbie became a single parent and was diagnosed with cancer her dreams fell apart. See how we helped her turn her life around.
Health, happiness and wellbeing in the transition from adolescence to adulthood22 February 2017
This is the report of the systematic overview titled ‘Health, Happiness and Wellbeing in the Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood: A Systematic Overview of Population Level Interventions’. It is one of two linked reviews commissioned by The RSE Scotland Foundation.