Changing the future, one baby at a time… Having a baby is supposed to be one of the happiest and most rewarding experiences of your life. The reality is often quite different. Expecting or caring for a baby can stir up powerful emotions such as anxiety, depression, anger and even hostility. Experiencing these emotions, in addition to sleep deprivation, may leave you struggling to cope or finding it hard to respond to your infant’s needs. When such extreme emotions persist over time, you know that you are not just “having a bad day” – it is okay to ask for help.
Brighton PIP is a charity (Registered Charity Number 1177084) offering intensive support to expectant parents and those with newborn babies up until the age of three. Through individual therapy or group sessions, we help parents fulfil their child’s needs by understanding the world through their eyes and by tuning into the signals they send out. Our work strengthens the parent-infant relationship, helping to form a loving bond which is crucial for a child’s future well-being.
'As a Local MP I am proud to support BrightPIP and the amazing work they do providing support for parents and vulnerable babies in Brighton & Hove. With a misson of ensuring parent-infant psychological therapy (PIP) is freely available to all families in Brighton and Hove who need it, charities like BrightPIP are working towards a future where every baby in our community grows up feeling safe, secure and loved. BrightPIP have seen a 450% increase in referrals over the last few years and, due to their dedication and commitment to help, have been able to meet that demand. I'm so grateful to have lifeline services like this providing care and support for families in my constituency.' Caroline Lucas MP
Support for Parents
Are you struggling to cope?
When your baby cries, he has no idea whether he is wet, tired or hungry. He just knows that something is wrong and wants you to soothe his feelings. A baby whose basic needs are met learns that the world is a safe place.
As a GP, Health Visitor or Midwife, you may have concerns over a highly anxious, depressed or withdrawn parent. Alternatively, problems may become apparent when a child’s expected milestone is not reached.