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Mind's services

  • Helplines – our Infolines provide information and support by phone, email and text.
  • Local Minds – provide face-to-face services, such as talking therapies, peer support and advocacy, across England and Wales.
  • Elefriends – our supportive online community for anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

Other organisations

Action on Postpartum Psychosis (APP)

app-network.org
Information and support for anyone affected by postpartum psychosis.

Bipolar UK

0333 323 3880
bipolaruk.org
Information and support for people affected by bipolar disorder, hypomania and mania.

The Breastfeeding Network

0300 100 0212
breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk
Support and information about breastfeeding and perinatal mental health.

electronic medicines compendium (emc)

medicines.org.uk/emc
Provides patient information leaflets and summaries of drug characteristics.

Fetal Anti-Convulsant Trust (FACT)

fact-uk.co.uk
Support for people affected by anticonvulsant medication in pregnancy.

Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

mhra.gov.uk
Regulates medicines in the UK and runs the Yellow Card scheme for reporting side effects.

Mumsnet

mumsnet.com
Online network aimed at parents and parents-to-be, including online forums and details of local groups.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

nice.org.uk
Produces guidelines on best practice in healthcare.

NCT

0300 330 0700
nct.org.uk
Provides information, support and classes for parents.

Netmums

netmums.com
Online community for parents, which also facilitates local meet-ups.

Organisation for Anti-Convulsant Syndrome (OACS)

07904 200364
oacscharity.org
Supports people affected by fetal anticonvulsant syndrome.

This information was published in February 2015. We will revise it in 2019.

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