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Let’s do Peer Support: Bump, Birth & Beyond is a new resource co-designed to help you plan and deliver perinatal peer support.

We are passionate about the positive contribution that peer support can make to individuals mental health and wellbeing. There is power in the sharing of experiences in a mutual and supportive way. Peer support plays an equally important role for parents and caregivers as they navigate pregnancy, birth and beyond.  

This new resource guides you through the key aspects of developing peer support activities. It’s full of top tips, case studies, films and handy templates. Lived experience sits at the heart of the resource. People already delivering and accessing perinatal peer support came together to share their knowledge. This means that the resource is full of real life insight and experiences.

Peer support gives you the ‘it’s not just me that feels this way, I’m not a bad parent, I’m a real one’ and that message is essential. 

Scott, Peer Support for Dads and Fathers

Bump, Birth & Beyond

Support to plan and deliver perinatal peer support activities.


Huge thanks

This guide is commissioned by the Scottish Government as part of the Perinatal Mental Health – Peer Support Action Plan 2020-2023. Warm thanks to PND&ME, PANDAS, Moray Wellbeing Hub, Home-Start Caithness, Fathers Beacon & PMH Support, Fathers Network, Parent Network Scotland, Mind Your Head Shetland, Juno, Children 1st Moray, Dad Matters – Home-Start Glasgow North, Glasgow MBU, Held in Our Hearts, Healthy Valleys, Aberlour, LATNEM, Bump Start – Stepping Stones Edinburgh, Inspiring Scotland, NHSGGC Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Network, Dads Rock and everyone who has been part of conversations and wider engagement.