OXPIP during COVID-19
In the light of the current Covid-19 outbreak, we at OXPIP are closely monitoring the situation in line with government guidelines. We are still offering a full service, but running our therapeutic sessions digitally or via telephone.
We have put together some ideas for parents to take emotional care of themselves, babies and toddlers during this time - please click here for more information.
We are privileged to be part of a virtual group for new mums in Oxfordshire. Click here for more information.
Other organisations also have produced some fantastic resources or made their services available online:
Babies, parents and COVID-19: Tell us your experiences
OXPIP is joining Home-Start UK, Best Beginnings, the Parent Infant Foundation, and the Maternal Mental Health Alliance to launch a new survey to gather the experiences and concerns of families at this time. Click here for more information.
Parents get in touch for a variety of reasons which may include post-natal depression, a baby that struggles to sleep or feed, anxieties about parenthood or a difficult birth experience. There may also be issues from the parent's past or from the transition to parenthood which affects the relationships now they are parents themselves. As well as these reasons, we are currently seeing any parent in Oxfordshire with a child under 2, who may need therapeutic support, including those impacted by a loss of a close family member, as a result of Covid-19 for example. If you wish to make a referral please continue to do so via our website or secure email, or call Lizi, Operations Manager on 07784 197 088. Due to remote working, referrals should not be sent by post.
Your therapist will contact you to make arrangements for remote face-face sessions or telephone consultations. If for any reason you cannot get hold of your therapist please contact Helen, our Clinical Director on 07934 517 400. This will be reviewed regularly and we will do our best to keep you informed.
Please note we are not an emergency service, so if you are concerned in the first instance, please contact your GP.
All OXPIP face-to-face training has currently been suspended but we are exploring ways that we can deliver our training online. If you would like to register your interest in a course when it is available online please email so we can keep you updated.
Please check here for the latest update or contact Lizi, Operations Manager on 07784 197 088
Updated: 20 May 2020