Further help and information

Further help and information on mental health in pregnancy

Woman talking to female counsellor.

Action on Postpartum Psychosis (APP)

Information and support on postpartum psychosis, online chatroom, peer support network.

Visit the APP  website.

Anxiety UK

Organisation run by with anxiety disorders, offering information, support and therapies for people experiencing anxiety.

Helpline: 08444 775 774.

Visit the Anxiety UK website.

B-EAT

Eating disorders charity providing information, support, local groups and an online chatroom.

Helpline: 0845 634 1414.

Visit the B-EAT website.

Bipolar UK

Information and support, local groups and an online chatroom for people with bipolar disorder.

Visit the Bipolar UK website.

Bipolar Fellowship Scotland

Information, support and advice for people with bipolar disorder.

Visit the Bipolar Fellowship Scotland website.

Birth Trauma Association

Support for women who have had a traumatic birth experience.

Visit the Birth Trauma Association website.

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

Provides information for those who are considering some form of counselling.

Call them on 01455 883316.

Visit the BACP Website.

Contact a Family

Offers advice and information for families with disabled children.

Helpline: 0808 808 3555.

Visit the Contact a Family website.

The Couple Connection

Relationship advice and support.

Visit the Couple Connection website

Family Lives

Support for anyone parenting a child.

Helpline: 0808 800 2222.

Visit the Family Lives website.

Gingerbread

Information and support for lone parents online and through a network of local groups.

Helpline: 0808 802 0925.

Visit the Gingerbread website.

Home-Start

Support for families with young children.

Call them on 0800 068 63 68.

Visit the Home-Start website.

Maternal OCD

Maternal OCD is a voluntary organisation dedicated to raising the profile of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) for mothers. 

Call the OCD Action helpline on 0845 390 6232 or 0207 253 2664.

Email: support@ocdaction.org.uk

Visit the Maternal OCD website

MIND

Mental health charity providing information, support, local groups and an online chatroom

Call them on 0300 123 3393.

Visit the MIND website.

Mumsnet

Although they do not provide advice Mumsnet has a very supportive mental health forum.

Visit the Mumsnet mental health forum.

No Panic                          

Online and telephone support for people suffering from panic attacks, phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and anxiety disorders.

Helpline: 0800 138 88 89

Visit the No Panic website.

OCD Action

Provides telephone advice, online chatroom, local support groups for people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Helpline: 0845 390 6232

Visit the OCD Action website.

OCD-UK

Provides telephone advice, online chatroom, local support groups for people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Helpline: 0845 120 3778.

Visit the OCD-UK website.

PANDAS (Pre and Postnatal Depression Advice and Support)

Provides telephone support, online information and local support groups for pregnancy depression and postnatal depression.

Helpline: 0843 2898401.

Visit the PANDAS website.

Rainbow Trust

Supports families with children who suffer from a life-threatening or terminal illness.

Call them on 01372 363438.

Visit the Rainbow Trust website.

Rethink

Supports people across England to get through mental health crises, to live independently and to realise they are not alone. Find a support group in your area.

Call the mental illness advice service on 0300 5000 927 (10am-2pm Mon-Fri) or use the contact form on their site

Visit the Rethink website

Samaritans

Confidential service offering emotional support to those in need.

Call them on 08457 90 90 90.

Visit the Samaritans website.

Women’s Aid

Support for women experiencing domestic abuse.

24-hour helpline: 0808 2000 247

Visit the Women’s Aid website.

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Last reviewed on February 1st, 2015. Next review date February 1st, 2018.

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