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East Lodge, Elm Row, Galashiels, TD1 3HT

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Our story

Before we were known as PMH Borders, the charity’s roots were formed in a postnatal depression service funded by Crossreach back in 2001. After the funding was pulled for the existing charity in 2010, a dedicated group of supporters – therapists, practitioners and volunteers, guided by a Board of Trustees – came together to form a new service, known as PND Borders. In April 2024 we became PMH Borders and continue to offer the same services to help to the mothers, parents and families of the Scottish Borders who are affected by all aspects of perinatal mental health issues.

The services we offer

Having a baby brings many changes to your life and it is often overwhelming. We provide a neutral space for mothers, fathers and parents to have in-person 1-to-1 sessions with highly qualified and experienced therapists, where they can process their experiences and find ways to cope better with the emotional toll of being a parent.

Services below are all offered from our Galashiels premises.

Our team

Therapeutic Services Manager

Working closely with our Assistant Manager and therapy team, our Therapeutic Services Manager also provides Counselling, Art Psychotherapy and EMDR.

Assistant Manager

Our Assistant Manager has a background in Law and provides a seemingly impossible mix of warm friendliness and administrative efficiency to the running of the service! Essentially, we don’t know where we would be without her!

Counsellors / Psychotherapists

We currently have 4 permanent therapists in the team.

Creche Coordinator

Qualified and experienced, our creche co-ordinator provides a safe, nurturing space for your wee ones, supported by our bank of volunteers.

Volunteers

We currently have five volunteers and a student on placement from Borders College helping us in the Creche.

The Board of Trustees

As a registered charity, we at PMH Borders are governed by a Board of Trustees. We currently have 9 Trustee members who selflessly give of their time to oversee the organisation and help in the running, governance and development of the service.

Our Trustees come from a mixture of backgrounds including Business, Health, Education and Social Work. However, we welcome interest from anyone who may be looking for a position on our board and donating a little time to what can be a most interesting, worthwhile and fulfilling role. 

Could you be a Trustee?

All of our PMH Borders team recognise the need for privacy and discretion and respect in all aspects of our service.

What people say about Us

"A huge thank you to everyone for the amazing service you provide. Every person I interacted with, on reception and the counsellors were very kind and respectful. Thank you on behalf of me and my family for all your support!"

"The service is fantastic. Every single person there is kind and compassionate, making you feel like you’re in a very safe place."

"I feel lucky to have been able to use the service and really feel like talking through my worries over the last 16 weeks has really helped me and my anxiety. Thank you so much."

"A wonderful service that I’m so grateful to have been able to use."

"I couldn't be more grateful for the help that I received, the whole team were very friendly and I know I am in a better place because of it."

"My counsellor was just amazing, I felt she created a very comfortable environment for me and I felt safe discussing everything I felt"

"It helped massively just being able to talk about my feelings openly! Everybody was so lovely too"

"I felt that with speaking to somebody I didn’t really know or who wasn’t involved in my situation, that I could fully offload and be completely honest."

"I felt at ease with my counsellor and really felt I could be open and honest with what was going on."

"Most lovely, caring environment"

"The staff in the crèche were so welcoming and friendly and put me at ease about leaving my son in the crèche."

"The creche was fantastic, my son loved playing with the toys and the staff were super friendly - which meant I felt more relaxed in leaving my son there during my sessions."

Volunteer with us

We would not be able to provide the level of service that we do if it weren’t for our volunteers.

Volunteers help us to run our creche service and meet the mandatory ratio according to the number of babies we have in each day. We call on them regularly and also on an ad hoc basis, when there is a shortage of staff.

All our volunteers are PVG/Disclosure Scotland checked.

Could you be a volunteer?