Links

If you’re worried about your physical or mental health, speak to your midwife, health visitor or doctor as soon as possible. This page contains some links for the U.K. which may be useful:

If you’re struggling with your mental health, and need someone to talk to, remember Samaritans: are available 24/7 on 116 123 – http://Samaritans.org

Powher provide an advocacy service particularly around mental health and work. https://www.pohwer.net/

Maternity Action is a UK charity committed to improving the health and well-being of pregnant women, partners and young children. www.maternityaction.org.uk

Relationship counselling service www.relate.org.uk

Refuge – Information about Pregnancy and Domestic Abuse http://www.refuge.org.uk/get-help-now/what-is-domestic-violence/domestic-violence-and-pregnancy

Talk Mum – A community for Mums and Mums to Be

Elaine Hanzak is a speaker and author of two books around post-natal depression.

Raising awareness of post-natal depression The Joanne (Joe) Bingley Memorial Foundation

Tommy’s Premature Baby Charity Tommy’s

Frequently Asked Questions: https://pregnancymentalhealth.net/frequently-asked-questions/

NHS Choices – pregnancy and mental health: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/pages/mental-health-problems-pregnant.aspx

NHS Choices – post-natal depression: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Postnataldepression/Pages/Introduction.aspx

Help for those who recognise the symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder.  Contains a perinatal OCD information leaflet. http://www.ocdaction.org.uk

“Finding the words to ask for help” video by Mind:

Mind information leaflet: http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/postnatal-depression-and-perinatal-mental-health/

There are also services like:

Sands support – for anyone affected by the death of a baby http://www.sands.org.uk/

Miscarriage Association: https://www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk/

If you’re worried about a young person:

Papyrus: (preventing suicide in young people) 0800 068 41 41 https://www.papyrus-uk.org/help-advice

Young Minds: https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/looking-after-yourself/

For men:

Calm Zone (specifically for men): https://www.thecalmzone.net/help/get-help/

https://pregnancymentalhealth.net/2016/10/21/ante-natal-and-post-natal-depression-and-anxiety-in-men/

Other sources of help:

Combat Stress (UK Veterans Mental Health Charity): http://combatstress.org.uk 0800 138 1619

Mind information leaflets on different types of mental health condition: http://mind.org.uk

Heads Together’s Tips for Talking: http://headstogether.org.uk/tipsfortalking

Also videos like:

“Be in your mate’s corner” video by Time to Change is here:

Responding with empathy: https://helpingyousparkle.com/2017/10/25/making-space-to-talk-responding-with-empathy-when-someones-struggling/

This is not an exhaustive list. Remember, always speak to your doctor or midwife, if you have concerns about your mental or physical health. Links to sites or services doesn’t mean we endorse their content, just that the information may be of interest.

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