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Here’s some of our top recommendations listed alphabetically

 

Action on Postpartum Psychosis: www.app-network.org/
Provides information on postpartum psychosis and peer support, including online forums and workshops

Beating Bipolar: www.beatingbipolar.org
Includes video of professionals and people with lived experience of bipolar disorder.

Best Beginnings: www.bestbeginnings.org.uk/
Provides information about many aspects of pregnancy and parenting, including mental wellbeing, in the form of short video clips

Birth Trauma Association: www.birthtraumaassociation.org.uk/
Support for women who have experienced traumatic childbirth, and their partners.

Breastfeeding: https://www.laleche.org.uk/   https://www.bestbeginnings.org.uk/

Bonding and attachment: https://www.helpguide.org/articles/parenting-family/building-a-secure-attachment-bond-with-your-baby.htm

Best Use of Medicines in Pregnancy (BUMPS): www.medicinesinpregnancy.org/
Information leaflets for women and their partners about use of a medication in pregnancy.

Connection and Support: https://www.connectionsupport.org.uk/buckinghamshire/
Housing issues and homelessness.

Fatherhood Institute: www.fatherhoodinstitute.org/
The UK’s fatherhood think-tank, providing news, training information, policy updates, research summaries and guides for supporting fathers and their families

Maternal OCD: www.maternalocd.org/
Support and Information for women with Perinatal Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Twitter support group: #Bumpsandmumsocdhr.

Maternal Mental Health Alliance: https://www.app-network.org/campaigning/

MIND: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/postnatal-depression-and-perinatal-mental-health/#.XT7r3ToUncs
Explains postnatal depression and other perinatal mental health issues, including possible causes, sources of treatment and support, and advice for friends and family.

Netmums: www.netmums.com
Information and support on many aspects pregnancy and parenting, including local resources.

PANDAS: www.pandasfoundation.org.uk
Antenatal and postnatal depression information and support for women and families. Support groups and helpline.

PND and Me: www.pndandme.co.uk/
Website and online support group for sufferers of perinatal mental illness with links to information and a range of resources around this topic.  Set up by a mum who had postnatal depression.

Royal College of Psychiatry: https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk and links to useful leaflets: https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mental-health

Tommy’s: www.tommys.org/pregnancy-information/im-pregnant/mental-wellbeing
Mental well-being in pregnancy

 UNICEF: https://www.unicef.org.uk/babyfriendly/baby-friendly-resources/
Breast & bottle feeding, co-sleeping/sleep & night time, antenatal care, neonatal care, support for parents and  relationship building resources.

Weaning: https://www.nhs.uk/start4life/weaning/?gclsrc=aw.ds&&gclid=Cj0KCQjwsvrpBRCsARIsAKBR_0KqK2nViy8aZWg41HB-EDaNtOmLSIwT9QnWEbnGoohn3Jz3y-9BfRIaAq1JEALw_wcB

Last updated: 23 August, 2019