Surrey Perinatal

Amid growing evidence of the mental health difficulties that can be experienced by both mothers and fathers in the perinatal period, this collaborative project used original research findings to improve information and support through developing p

Start date


End date


Project website



Together with our partner organisations, the Institute for Health Visiting and the National Childbirth Trust, we translated our research on mothers’ and fathers’ perinatal mental health into workshops, infographics, factographics, evidence reviews, training and parent-facing material oriented to enhancing support for perinatal mental health.

Aims and objectives

  1. To inform and engage with key antenatal and postnatal professionals in order to enhance their support for parents with respect to perinatal mental health
  2. To enhance the provision of well-informed direct communication about perinatal mental health issues with new parents via on and offline materials
  3. To improve communication and support related to especially neglected or difficult to reach groups, including fathers and migrant mothers.


Research themes

Find out more about our research at Surrey: