Perinatal mental health support across the UK

If you do not live in London or cannot access Cocoon services, here are some useful links of organisations that will be able to offer you support.


To find out about Cocoon services, please click the button below.

london area

MumsAid

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GREENWICH


 www.mums-aid.org

Mindful Mums

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GREENWICH, BROMLEY AND LEWISHAM

 

www.blgmind.org.uk/mindful-mums


Maternity Mates

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TOWER HAMLETS, NEWHAM,  WALTHAM FOREST


www.whfs.org.uk/index.php/what-we-do/maternity-mates 

south englanD & THE MIDLANDS

Bluebell

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BRISTOL 

and surrounding areas

 www.bluebellcare.org



Mothers for Mothers

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Lotus Petal

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Acacia Family Support

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BIRMINGHAM


 www.acacia.org.uK

north england

The Smile Group

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CHESHIRE

House of Light

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Raindrops to Rainbows

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Light Sheffield

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SHEFFIELD

Open House Nottingham

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NOTTINGHAM

scotland and ireland

Juno

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 EDINBURGH


www.juno.uk.com

Perinatal Mental Health Ireland

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IRELAND


 www.pmhi.ie 

OTHER sources of support

   

Action Postpartum Psychosis (APP)

app-network.org

Information and support for anyone who's experienced postpartum psychosis, including a peer support network and an online forum.


Anxiety UK

0844 477 5774
anxietyuk.org.uk

Support, help and information for anyone with an anxiety disorder.


The Association for Post Natal Illness

020 7386 0868
apni.org

Provides support to mothers with postnatal depression.


Birth trauma association

birthtraumaassociation.org.uk

Support for women who have experienced traumatic childbirth, and their partners.


The Breastfeeding Network

helpline: 0300 100 0212
breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk

Support and information, including information on drugs and breastfeeding.


Family Lives

24-hour helpline: 0808 800 2222

familylives.org.uk

Information and support for parents and families.


Fatherhood Institute

fatherhoodinstitute.org

The UK’s fatherhood think-tank, providing news, training information, policy updates, research summaries and guides for supporting fathers and their families.


Home-Start

0800 068 63 68

home-start.org.uk

Local support networks for families with young children.


The Lullaby Trust

lullabytrust.org.uk

Information and support for people affected by Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).


Maternal OCD

maternalocd.org

Information and support for people experiencing perinatal OCD.


The Miscarriage Association

miscarriageassociation.org.uk

Information and support for anyone affected by miscarriage.


Mumsnet

mumsnet.com

Forums about parenting, including parenting and mental health.


The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC)

0808 801 0331 (freephone from landline and mobiles)
napac.org.uk

A charity supporting adult survivors of any form of childhood abuse. Provides a support line and local support services.


NCT

0300 330 0700
nct.org.uk

NCT is the UK’s largest charity for parents. Its website and helpline offer practical and emotional support in all areas of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood.


Netmums

netmums.com

Online parenting organisation helping parents share information and advice.


NHS Choices

nhs.uk

Provides information on a wide range of health and social care topics. 

Also provides an online search tool to find NHS services near you.


No Panic

0844 967 4848 (10am–10pm)
nopanic.org.uk
Provides a helpline, step-by-step programmes, and support for those with anxiety disorders.


PND & Me

pndandme.co.uk

Online network connecting people with experience of perinatal mental health problems through twitter.

 

Post Natal Depression

www.postnataldepression.com

Information and support for anyone with an interest in postnatal depression.

The organisation offers counselling and support groups


Samaritans

Tel: 08457 909090
Email: Jo@samaritans.org
www.samaritans.org.uk

A confidential listening service for any person who is despairing or suicidal.


Sands

sands.org.uk

Stillbirth and neonatal death charity, providing information and support for anyone affected by these issues.


Start4Life

nhs.uk/start4life

Information on pregnancy, breastfeeding and parenthood from the NHS.


Tommy's

tommys.org

Support and information on pregnancy, including mental health problems.