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…
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
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.