Publish date: 7 December 2023

Congratulations to the BABS team in St Helens who launched their service this week.

Around 100 partners, stakeholders and professionals attended the launch at Sutton Family Hub to hear about the new service to support families in St Helens.

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BABS is a Parent Infant Mental Health Service supporting vulnerable families while mum is pregnant and in the early weeks after the baby is born.

BABS will offer specialist, therapeutic support to families in St Helens to help them build good bonds and attachment with their baby.

Relationships are everything and the most important relationship is between parent and child. We need to support our vulnerable families in the community to build good bonds and attachment and invest well in the parent infant relationship.

BABS sessions may take place in the family home or in the local Family Hubs in the community.

In addition to the clinical support we provide to families, we offer specialist parent infant mental health training and consultation to multi-agency professionals locally.

We accept referrals from midwives, health visitors, GPs, social workers and other multi-agency professionals working with families. An initial home visit will take place within four weeks of referral being accepted.

We welcome telephone enquiries to discuss suitability prior to referral. Please call us on 0151 351 8801.

Referrals can be sent to

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