For mums & families

Please note that the MMHA is not responsible for the content of any of the links below but hopes that they may provide a source of further help and information.

If you or someone you are concerned about are in crisis, despairing or suicidal, please contact one of the agencies below.

If you live in the UK and are looking for extra support or advice urgently, there are a number of services you can approach:

  • Talk to a health professional e.g your own GP, midwife or health visitor
  • Accident and Emergency at your local hospital
  • Emergency services, ambulance, tel: 999
  • Samaritans  tel: 116 123 (free to call and will not appear on the phone bill) www.samaritans.org or jo@samaritans.org

Local support organisations

Netmums provide a search by area or postcode (Please note we do not check or monitor this facility or the organisations listed)

National telephone / email support lines

Please note: we do not check or monitor these services

Action on Postpartum Psychosis (APP)

Moderated Forum, click here to find out more.

One-to-one messaging available through the site, just register here

Email: app@app-network.org

 

Association of Postnatal Illness

Helpline: 10am – 2pm – 0207 386 0868

Email: info@apni.org

Live chat online facility

 

Maternal OCD

Peer support available, email info@maternalocd.org to arrange

 

PANDAS

Helpline open from 9am-8pm every day – 0843 2898 401

Email support available – info@pandasfoundation.org.uk

 

Samaritans  

Tel: 116 123 (this is a free telephone number and will not appear on the phone bill)

Web: www.samaritans.org

Email: jo@samaritans.org

 

Tommy’s

Tommy’s offers support to women who have suffered the loss of a baby as well as support for those who have had a difficult or traumatic pregnancy, birth or postnatal period

0800 0147 800 Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm

Email: midwife@tommys.org

Self-help guides

Please note that the MMHA is not responsible for the content of any of the links below but hopes that they may provide a source of further help and information.

 

Postnatal-Depression-A4-2015 Self-help-workbook-post-natal-depression

Sources of support

Postpartum-Psychosis-a-Guide-for-Partners Planning-Pregnancy-Guide-for-Women-at-High-Risk-of-PP APP-Insider-Guide-Recovery

 

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