Do I need support?

It can feel overwhelming to reach out for help if you are facing challenges to your emotional wellbeing in pregnancy or after having a baby.

It can be tricky to understand what support is available to you or whether you even need support in the first place. Rest assured that you are not alone in this experience and that help is available.

Hearts & Minds has been set-up by three charities run by people with lived experience of perinatal mental health challenges, who understand what it’s like to try and make sense of how you are feeling. We’ve put together some resources to help you navigate the experience as well as where and how to reach out for support.

Perinatal Mental Health

For more information about what perinatal mental health is, as well as explanations about some of the terms and references you might see around our website.

National Services

The focus of this website and the map is on local specialist community groups or organisations in your area who can offer you support. There are however, national organisations, covering the whole country who may be able to help you at this time.

Crisis Info

Please note that we are not a crisis service so if you feel like you need urgent help, then get in contact with the following organisations who can support you. The groups identified in the map provide support and wellbeing services to those experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties around the time of pregnancy and after birth.

Please be reminded that they are not crisis services. If you are currently in an emergency and feel you may injure yourself or someone else dial 999. Please click below or useful contacts.