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Useful contacts - perinatal mental health

If you're experiencing mental health problems while you're pregnant or after you've had a baby, these organisations may be able to help. 

Mind's services

  • Mind's helplines provide information and support by phone and email.
  • Local Minds offer face-to-face services across England and Wales. These services include talking therapies, peer support and advocacy.
  • Side by Side is 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.

Anxiety UK

03444 775 774 (helpline) 
07537 416 905 (text)
anxietyuk.org.uk
Advice and support for people living with anxiety.

The Association for Post Natal Illness

020 7386 0868
apni.org
Provides support for women experiencing postnatal depression.

Birth Trauma Association

birthtraumaassociation.org.uk
Support for anyone affected by birth trauma, including partners.

Bliss

[email protected]
bliss.org.uk
Information and support for parents of babies born premature or sick.

The Breastfeeding Network

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

Cry-sis

0800 448 0737
cry-sis.org.uk
Information and support for parents with crying and sleepless babies.

Dadsnet

thedadsnet.com
Online network of dads sharing articles, videos and podcasts. 

Family Action

0808 802 6666
family-action.org.uk
Supports families of any kind, including with mental health problems.

Family Lives

0808 800 2222
familylives.org.uk
Information and support for parents and families.

Gingerbread

0808 802 0925
gingerbread.org.uk
Advice and practical support for single parent families.

Home-Start

home-start.org.uk
Support for families with young children, including details of local services.

Hub of Hope

hubofhope.co.uk
UK-wide mental health service database. Lets you search for local, national, peer, community, charity, private and NHS mental health support. You can filter results to find specific kinds of support.

The Lullaby Trust

0808 802 6868 (Bereavement support)
0808 802 6869 (Information & advice)
lullabytrust.org.uk
Information and support for people affected by Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Maternal OCD

maternalocd.org
Information and support for people experiencing perinatal OCD, and their families.

The Miscarriage Association

01924 200799
miscarriageassociation.org.uk
Information and support for anyone affected by miscarriage, molar pregnancy or ectopic pregnancy.

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC)

0808 801 0331
[email protected]
napac.org.uk
Supports adult survivors of any form of childhood abuse. Offers a helpline, email support and local services.

National Childbirth Trust (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.

NHS UK

nhs.uk
Information about health problems and treatments, including details of local NHS services in England.

No Panic

0300 7729844
nopanic.org.uk
Provides a helpline, step-by-step programmes, and support for people with anxiety disorders.

OCD Action

0300 636 5478
ocdaction.org.uk
Information and support for people affected by OCD and hoarding, including online forums and local support groups.

OCD-UK

01332 588 112
ocduk.org
Charity run by and for people with OCD.

PANDAS Foundation

0808 1961 776
pandasfoundation.org.uk
Information and support for parents and families experiencing a mental health problem during or after pregnancy.

Pink Parents

pinkparents.org.uk
Information for gay and lesbian parents.

Pregnancy Sickness Support

0800 055 4361
pregnancysicknesssupport.org.uk
Information and support for people experiencing pregnancy sickness.

Sands

0808 164 3332
sands.org.uk
Information and support for anyone affected by the death of a baby.

Start4Life

nhs.uk/start4life
Information on pregnancy, breastfeeding and parenting from the NHS.

Tommy's

tommys.org
Information and support for people affected by stillbirth, miscarriage and premature birth.

Twins Trust

0800 138 0509
twinstrust.org
Information and support for parents of twins, triplets and multiple births. 

This information was published in March 2024. We will revise it in 2027.

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