What are the Perinatal Peer Support Principles?
The Perinatal Peer Support Principles are a set of five values designed to give peer supporters the confidence to create and deliver peer support that meets the needs of women and families affected by mental health problems during pregnancy or the postnatal period.
The principles should help:
- Peer supporters understand what good perinatal peer support looks like.
- Give confidence to create and deliver peer support that meets the needs of women and families.
- Ensure that peer support during this important time is safe, inclusive, informed, that it benefits everyone involved and remains distinct from – but closely connected to – clinical services.