Parent Infant Psychology Service (PIPS)
- Tynemouth Road Health Centre
24 Tynemouth Road
London N15 4RH
What we do
Many parents struggle when they are expecting a baby or after their baby has been born. Some have relationship difficulties with their child, partner or other family members, or worry they are not going to be a good parent. We understand how hard this time of life can be and we aim to help you understand your baby and relationships better and to support you with your feelings.
Parents often say:
“Why am I feeling tearful and down? I thought this would be a time of happiness.”
“I had a tough with my parents and having a child has brought back difficult memories.”
“Why is my child clingy and hard to comfort?”
“I am not getting on with my partner at the moment and I am worried it will affect my baby.”
Who refers parents to our service?
Health visitors, midwives, mental health workers or Outreach workers in Children’s Centres may refer you to us. After we’ve met, we will send them a brief summary of our work together. If we are worried about your safety or your child’s, we will chat to you about what other agencies may be able to help.
What parents have said
"Thank you so much... This year has been one of the hardest I've ever had to deal with and you helped me so much!”
“I feel that things have totally changed for me and my daughter since PIPS’ input - thank you!”
- At local Health Centres (Bounds Green, Hornsey or Tottenham), Children’s Centres & Family Hubs
- Some GP surgeries (clinic run by Whittington Health)
- Virtual sessions (must be first agreed with therapist)
- Home visits (must be first agreed with therapist)
Families with infants up to 2 years old, living in Haringey can receive our service. You can make contact with PIPS by asking your Health Visitor, Midwife, Mental Health Worker, GP or at your local Children’s Centre or Family Hub. An information leaflet describing our offer to parents can be downloaded here.
Referrals are accepted from health visitors, midwives, mental health workers or Outreach workers in Children’s Centres.
An information leaflet describing our offer to parents can be downloaded here.