Links to useful resources and support services are supplied below
PANDAS‘ mission is to be the UK’s most recognised and trusted support service for families and their networks who may be suffering with perinatal mental illness, including prenatal (antenatal) and postnatal depression. Their aim is to make sure no parent, family or carer feels alone. They have a variety of support services available to ensure help is delivered in a way that is right for each individual.
Bluebell care provides support to help families manage their mental health and wellbeing during pregnancy and after birth.
Mothers for Mothers are mothers who have suffered and recovered from depression, anxiety or isolation during pregnancy or after the birth of one or more of their babies. They are women with lived experience who offer support, advice and information.
The Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA) is a charity and coalition of over 100 organisations working together with experts by experience and clinicians to achieve a shared vision and improve the lives of women and families in the UK affected by perinatal mental illness. Their vision is to see all women across the UK get consistent, accessible and quality care and support for their mental health during pregnancy and postnatally.
Sands’ purpose is to support anyone affected by the death of a baby, to work in partnership with healthcare professionals to ensure that bereaved parents and families receive the best possible care and to promote improvements in practice and fund research to help reduce the number of babies dying.
Tommy’s believes that every baby lost is one too many. Tommy’s exists to support, care for and champion people, no matter where they may be on their pregnancy journey. They are working to make the UK the safest place in the world to give birth, supported by people who refuse to accept that a baby’s death is just ‘one of those things’. The people who support Tommy’s want to do something about the lack of research and information around pregnancy issues. They believe every parent has the right to a healthy pregnancy and baby.
Maternity Action is the UK’s maternity rights charity dedicated to promoting, protecting and enhancing the rights of all pregnant women, new mothers and their families to employment, social security and health care.
Pregnant Then Screwed provides support for women who have faced maternity or pregnancy discrimination, including free legal advice and a mentorship scheme.
NCT’s mission is to support parents through the first 1,000 days, to have the best possible experience of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood.
Bump & Baby Club is the leading independent provider of antenatal classes in the UK, with over 10,000 expectant parents joining them each year. They bring together local people, creating communities of like-minded parents-to be whose babies are due around the same time. Working passionately and thoughtfully, they ensure you’re feeling relaxed and prepared for the life-changing journey ahead, and gain a brand new set of friends to share it with.