Mental Health and Wellbeing Programmes for Parents of Premature Babies

Positive Minds for Premature Parents supports families of premature babies to develop and strengthen their resilience and reduce isolation by connecting with their peers and the wider community. 

This is a five-year project, led by TinyLife in partnership with Aware NI and Parenting NI

The project supports parents’ perinatal mental health and wellbeing by providing access to services that best meet their needs. 

What do we offer?

  • Mood Matters Parent & Baby programmes
  • Living Life to the Full programmes

AWARE will be delivering these programmes through Zoom as well as through videos pre-recorded by our Education and Training team.

For more information on these courses and to apply, simply click below.

Being a parent can be overwhelming but when your baby arrives too soon, too sick and too small, parents can experience high levels of stress and anxiety.

79% of parents who have had a premature baby felt that their mental health was affected and self-diagnosed Anxiety disorders, Post Natal Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and/or depression. Many parents have said that they mentally ‘hit a brick wall’ 6 – 8 months after their baby has been discharged from a neonatal unit.

Positive Minds for Premature parents can support parents to move from shock to stability.


To find out more about the Positive Minds for Premature Parents project and to access support and counselling, please visit the Facebook page by clicking here

AWARE is the depression charity for Northern Ireland and the only charity working exclusively for those with depression and bipolar disorder.

Aware Defeat Depression, known as AWARE, Queen Street, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, BT48 7EQ, Company No: NI30447. Registered with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland with charity registration number NIC100561


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