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(East Sussex)

BrightPIP is a specialised infant mental health team partially supported by PIP UK. With secure funding more time could be given to providing this unique service to families in the local community, from conception to child’s second birthday. BrightPIP work with families from the most deprived areas of Brighton.

Our goals:

  • To enable parents to make the best possible relationship with their baby or toddler. This means the child will grow within a secure attachment relationship. This forms their mind's foundation and sets the template for how they will parent in turn .
  • Improved social and emotional development for high risk babies. (All outcomes are evaluated.) Children with secure attachment are more resilient, creative and curious and make better use of educational opportunities that those who are insecure.
  • Since the early caregiving relationship affects the neurobiology of the baby's developing brain an important aim of parent-infant therapy is to prevent maltreatment. Toxic stress hardwires the brain to be on the offensive or defensive.
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How we will achieve our goals

At the moment the level of service offered to the local community is limited by staff and volunteer time. A Community Award would help keep BrightPIP going while they seek further sustainable funding. The help from PIP UK cannot be indefinite, although this charity would continue to offer free support.

Where the money will go

The project is valued by those services already serving the community, with referrals from midwives, health visitors and the children’s centre, the latter also donates office space. If parents feel more confident about parenting they engage more with work and education opportunities, so the benefit goes beyond giving babies the best start in life.

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  1. Posted on August 10, 2017

    I like what you offering to the community. Good luck

  2. Posted on August 10, 2017

    Hi, that’s great to hear. Please share the link with family, friends and Colleagues.

  3. Posted on August 12, 2017

    Hi, Looks like an invaluable project for the community, I wish you all the best and hope you get the funding and support needed to continue such a worthy cause x

  4. Posted on August 13, 2017

    I do hope brightpip get the funding they so desperately need. This service is such an amazing service for families who need extra help and support. This service I used and it help me get to where I am today with my family and using this service helped me to find my own way to take control of my mental health and make my family’s future a much happier and better one. I am so happy I had the help and support from brightpip I can’t thank you enough.

  5. Posted on August 15, 2017

    Thank you so much for your support, it means such a lot – please pass on to friends and family if you get a moment.

  6. Posted on August 15, 2017

    It’s so good to have a recommendation from someone who knows our service well and great to hear how well you’re doing. Brilliant news. Please share with family and friends as we need all the votes we can get.

  7. Posted on August 15, 2017

    Thank you to everyone for your support.

  8. Posted on August 15, 2017

    The family’s feelings and opinion are what really count. Thank you for speaking out, It really will be appreciated by the team.


  9. Posted on August 17, 2017

    Invaluable service. Its in the interest of all and future generations for it to continue. Hoping you will be successful

  10. Posted on August 23, 2017

    Sounds fantastic – voted. Go BrightPIP!

  11. Posted on August 24, 2017

    Good luck! I really hope BrightPIP gets the funding it deserves.

  12. Posted on August 28, 2017

    Best of luck with the funding! Great Project.

  13. Posted on August 30, 2017

    good luck this will be well deserved.

  14. Posted on August 30, 2017

    Thank you to all who have voted- we need more to win and would love it if you could share with family, friends and colleagues.

  15. Posted on September 4, 2017

    Good luck!

  16. Posted on September 4, 2017

    Just voted, Good Luck

  17. Posted on September 5, 2017

    Please, please vote for BrightPIP – this is an amazing service that does such great work in the community. The money is desperately needed – we mostly volunteer just to keep the service going as we feel so passionately that it HAS to stay in the community but this is not sustainable

  18. Posted on September 5, 2017

    This kind of specialist intervention can make all the difference during when both women and their children are at their most vulnerable mentally, physically and emotionally. Very good luck raising the necessary funds.

  19. Posted on September 6, 2017

    A fantastic project.

  20. Posted on September 6, 2017

    I wish you every blessing in what you have to offer some of the most precious. and vulnerable members of our community.

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