Support for mums and 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.

Crisis support

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
  • Go to A&E at your local hospital
  • Call the emergency services on 999
  • Call Samaritans on 116 123 (free to call and will not appear on your phone bill), or email 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

Best Beginnings

Free NHS-accredited Baby Buddy app offering evidence-based information and self-care tools to help parents during pregnancy and early stages of parenting.

App users also have access to a confidential, text-based Crisis Messenger which provides 24/7 support for new and exectant parents who are feeling extremely anxious or overwhelmed.

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

Twins Trust

Twinline is Twins Trust’s listening service for parents of twins, triplets and more. All the calls are answered by volunteers who have multiples themselves.

Twinline is open Monday to Friday 10am to 1pm and from 7pm to 10pm. 0800 138 0509, alternatively email asktwinline@twinstrust.org.

Web: twinstrust.org/let-us-help/support/twinline.html

Tommy’s

Tommy’s has a team of in-house midwives who offer free support and information for women and their families at any stage of pregnancy and after the birth.

Web: www.tommys.org

Helpline: Tommy’s helpline has been closed temporarily but their midwives are answering questions via email, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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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