Enfield Parent Infant Partnership (EPIP)
Enfield Parent Infant Partnership (EPIP) was established in September 2014 and we have developed a team of five practitioners including a specialist health visitor who are well known in the field of infant mental health for their expertise. Enfield CAHMS Clinicans had long wanted to set up a service for parents and their infants in recognition of early intervention, where there is a risk to the relationship and attachment between parents and their babies.
When the charity Parent Infant Partnership (PIP) UK was established in 2012 to set up a network of infant mental health services across the UK we had an opportunity to realise that this kind of service could be possible - there is currently no perinatal service in the borough. Enfield is a large and very culturally and ethnically diverse borough with one of the highest levels of need and poverty in London.
Enfield Parent Infant Partnership (PIP) UK is a working colloboration between the charity PIP UK and Enfield Parents and Children (EPC). We have an office base in CAHMS and provide psychotherapeutic work to infants, toddlers and their families in Community Services and Children Centres through the first 1001 days: conception to age 2. We have worked therapeutically with 65 families over the past 14 months as well as one off consultations to professionals or together with professionals with the families they are working with.
We carry out a variety of interventions. We are able to offer assessments, one off consultations, Parent Infant Psychotherapy, individual adult counselling, VIG and we are starting a mellow Parenting group in January 2016.
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