Relationship Difficulties

Becoming a parent or caregiver is often thought of as one of the happiest experiences of our lives. However, we know the reality can be much more complicated and for some, can be overwhelming. If you are finding it hard to cope, you are not alone – it is OK to ask for help. Little Minds in Mind is a service for parents and caregivers who are experiencing difficulties in their relationship with their baby, during pregnancy or after their baby is born.

Little Minds in Mind is a parent-infant service to help you and your baby (up to two years old) develop a healthy relationship. We can work with you if you are a mother, father, grandparent, foster carer or adoptive parent.

Our expert and welcoming team will work closely with you and your family to achieve the very best for you, your baby and family. You will work with a specially trained practitioner, who will get to know you and your baby and develop an understanding with you of the difficulties that are affecting your relationship.

The service is available to caregivers in the North East via professional referral, thanks to funding from the NHS Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group, People’s Postcode Lottery and Newcastle Council.

More information for professionals is available in leaflet format >
Information for caregivers is also available in leaflet format >
Referrals can be made via our online portal >

If you have any questions or would like to explore how Little Minds in Mind can support you or families you work with, please get in touch with the team at or on 0191 2727 824.



We carry out regular CPD training. If this is something you may be interested in please visit our training page.