OXPIP tackles some of society's most challenging issues by helping parents and their babies to form strong and loving relationships.
Research tells us that early experiences and damaged relationships can have lifelong consequences.
OXPIP offers intensive therapeutic help to parents and their babies in the first two years, in Oxfordshire and surrounding areas.
We support families by working with parents and infant together, to build on the positive, to boost parental confidence, and help the parents be led by the needs of the baby.
We know that OXPIP's unique approach can, and does help.
Our clinical team are specialists in parent-infant work.
We focus on the relationship between parent and baby, observing the interaction to encourage the development of a strong and loving attachment. 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.
We also offer training and consultancy to professionals on attachment theory and infant mental health, and work with others locally and nationally to promote the importance of very early intervention within policy and practice.
OXPIP has been doing this for 20 years and has been recognised nationally as a leader in this area.
Our clients tell us that our flexible way of working is often transformative with significant changes happening in a short space of time. In 2016-17, 90% of our clients saw a direct improvement in the quality of their early parent infant relationship and 70% saw a reduction in maternal anxiety and depression.
There is a strong economic case for our work, the WAVE Trust has done research which calculates that for every £1 invested in the early years, up to £9.20 is saved later on.
1 in 7-10 women suffer from postnatal depression. 1 in 8 children grow up in environments of risk, neglect, or abuse.
A high proportion of these children will go on to abuse or neglect their children unless we break this cycle of disadvantage.