Where to Find Support

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Finding support, you are not alone

If you are pregnant, your midwife will be able to offer support and advice and can guide you towards other appropriate services that may help.

If you have recently had a baby and you’re struggling with your mental health, it may seem difficult to talk openly about how you’re feeling. You may feel:

  • pressure to be happy and excited
  • like you must be on top of everything
  • worried you’re a bad parent if you’re struggling with your mental health
  • worried that someone will take your baby away from you if you are open about how you’re feeling.

But if you are finding things difficult, it is important to know that having these feelings is not your fault. You can ask for help or support if you need it

This interactive map shows the help and support available to you in your area.

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Coping During a Crisis

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We all need different levels of support at different times. If you need help for a mental health crisis or emergency, you can call 111 for advice.

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The mental health charity.

This includes calming exercises and a tool to get you through the next few hours.

Free Listening Services

These services offer confidential support from trained volunteers. You can talk about anything that’s troubling you, no matter how difficult:
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Call 116 123 to talk to Samaritans, or email: [email protected] for a reply within 24 hours

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Text ‘SHOUT’ to 85258 to contact the Shout Crisis Text Line, or text “YM” if you’re under 19 to contact the service.

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If you’re under 19, you can also call 0800 1111 to talk to Childline. The number will not appear on your phone bill.

Free Bereavement Support

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Petals is a specialist counselling service for bereaved parents in Suffolk and north east Essex who have experienced the devastation of baby loss.

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