Maternal mental health: Help is out there

If you’re pregnant or a mum and suffering with your mental health, you’re not alone. There is help out there, here’s what you need to know

Don’t suffer in silence, help is out there for maternal mental health

It's Maternal Mental Health Month (May) so here's a list of the help that is out there for mums who need support…

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It’s important to remember that it’s completely normal to feel worried or low at times when you’re pregnant or after having a baby. But there are people and organisations out there dedicated to help so the key message is ask for help if you’re having bad feelings all the time or you feel you can’t cope.

Things to look out for include low mood, anxiety and depression. These feelings are felt by many in pregnancy or in the first year after childbirth.

We’ve put together some key points of contact for you if you feel you need support – reach out.

Charities dedicated to helping you through low times 

Maternal Mental Health Alliance

Tommy’s charity

Anxiety UK

No Panic


Reach out to professionals

As well as the dedicated charities above, you can also reach out to your local healthcare professionals who are on hand to offer you support. Whether it’s your midwife, health visitor or local GP, they will all have experience in what you are going through and will support you in finding the help you need.

Maternal mental health: Help is out there