Breakdown or breakthrough? How to support parents affected by mental health problems in the perinatal period
Without the right support, emotional breakdown can make it difficult for parents to love, nurture and care for their babies.
This series of 5 short films shows how to support parents affected by mental health problems to develop a secure attachment relationship with their baby.
Breaking down taboos and focusing on real issues, the films will give you:
- greater awareness and understanding of infant mental health
- increased understanding of working with babies at risk of emotional and physical harm
- more insight around how communications can break down in the most serious cases
- a better grasp of how early intervention can prevent emotional harm of babies.
Breakdown or breakthrough? videos
Other publications or resources
All Babies Count: spotlight on the criminal justice system - an unfair sentence
All Babies Count: spotlight on perinatal mental health - prevention in mind
All Babies Count: support for parents
All Babies Count: prevention and protection for vulnerable babies
The social baby
Our Current Awareness Service for Practice, Policy And Research delivers free weekly email alerts to keep you up-to-date with all the latest safeguarding and child protection news.
Follow us on Twitter and keep up-to-date with all the latest news in child protection.
We hold the UK's largest collection of child protection resources and the only UK database specialising in published material on child protection, child abuse and child neglect.
New in the Library
A free weekly email listing all of the new child protection publications added to our library collection.
Helping you keep children safe
Read our guide for professionals on what we do and the ways we can work with you to protect children and prevent abuse and neglect.
Impact and evidence
Find out how we evaluate and research the impact we’re making in protecting children, get tips and tools for researchers and access resources.
Get expert training and consultancy
Sharing knowledge to keep children safe
Read our guide to the NSPCC Knowledge and Information Service to find out how we can help you with child protection queries, support your research, and help you learn and develop.