The Small Steps Together team is based in Cambridgeshire. Staff and volunteers consist of specialist perinatal mental health workers with both lived experience and professional expertise.

The service is open to mums and mums to be who have low to moderate mental health needs during pregnancy and up to 2 years after birth.

A ‘think family’ ethos is embedded throughout our service package which ensures we involve partners and other family members in the mother’s care, whilst respecting the mother’s wishes and family culture.

To deliver on meeting the mental health needs of the wider family unit, Small Steps Together’s focus is on providing a package of interventions.

The team offers ;

  • Video Interactive Guidance (VIG) both antenatally and postnatally. VIG involves using film to promote sensitive and nurturing relationships between parents and children by focusing on tuning into each other and unlike many other UK programmes it improves outcomes for all family members.  Delivery is available to mums and dads.
  • 1-1 Counselling sessions
  • Physical activities to improve fitness/maintain well-being and to aid children’s development.
  • Help to access community services

As an early intervention service, we meet the needs of the wider family unit with a focus on strengthening relationships, as well as supporting the mother’s mental health and wellbeing needs.

Small Steps Together was awarded The Early Years Award at the 2021 Children & Young People Now Awards, with the service commended for its early intervention work as well as its innovative and effective methods.