Mental Health Resources

GETTING HELP

Everybody has mental health, just like we have physical health, and we all need to take care of our mental health. The Nourish is an app designed to help you to boost and support positive mental wellbeing through the ups and downs of motherhood and we hope that you find that this is the case.

However, we all have the capacity to suffer from mental health disorders. If you think you might be suffering from depression, low mood, postnatal depression, anxiety or any other mental health condition, it is very important you seek professional health.

The UK’s National Health Service (the NHS) has very clear and easy to read guidance on maternal mental health conditions (see below). If you think you may be suffering from any of the following conditions or some of the symptoms, then PLEASE seek help.

NHS: Post-natal Depression

NHS: Feeling anxious & panicky

NHS: Generalised Anxiety Disorder

NHS: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

NHS: Postpartum psychosis

NHS: Depression

NHS: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Remember, your GP or other health professional wants to know if you are feeling low, and they also know that feeling low can be missed. Remember, your doctor will want to know, you just need to tell them. Please don’t struggle on alone, help is available.

Other resources you might find helpful:

Mind Charity

PANDAS Foundation

Cocoon Family Support

Association of Postnatal Illness

Maternal Mental Health Alliance

Dr Andrew Mayers: perinatal mental health

Maternal OCD

Action on Postpartum Psychosis

The Birth Trauma Association

The Association for Infant Mental Health

Birth Companions

Samaritans

Supporting a better birth:

Make Birth Better

AIMS: For a better birth

Birth Rights

Supporting perinatal loss:

Miscarriage Association

Petals: The baby loss counselling charity

Sands: Stillbirth & neonatal loss charity

Specific resources for Dads:

Fathers Reaching Out

From Dads to Dads

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