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Action Postpartum Psychosis (APP) Information and support for anyone who’s experienced postpartum psychosis, including a peer support network and an online forum. www.app-network.org
Anxiety UK Support, help and information for anyone with an anxiety disorder www.anxietyuk.org.uk/
The Association for Post Natal Illness Provides support to mothers with postnatal depression www.apni.org/
Baby Buddy app Advice for new mums www.babybuddyapp.co.uk
Birth Trauma Association Support for women who have experienced traumatic childbirth, and their partners www.birthtraumaassociation.org.uk/
The Breastfeeding Network Support and information, including information on drugs and breastfeeding. www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk/
Elefriends A supportive online community for anyone experiencing a mental health problem. www.elefriends.org.uk/
Family Action Services for families, including mental health support. www.family-action.org.uk/
Family Lives Information and support for parents and families www.familylives.org.uk/
Fatherhood Institute The UK’s fatherhood think-tank, providing news, training information, policy updates, research summaries and guides for supporting fathers and their families. www.fatherhoodinstitute.org/
Headspace app Meditation app www.headspace.com/headspace-meditation-app
Home-Start Local support network for families with young children www.home-start.org.uk/
Hoop app Finding local activities for babies and children hoop.co.uk/
The Lullaby Trust Information and support for people affected by Sudden Infant Death Syndrome www.lullabytrust.org.uk/
Maternal OCD Information and support for people experiencing perinatal OCD maternalocd.org/
The Miscarriage Association Information and support for anyone affected by miscarriage www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk/
MoodGYM Provides free computerised CBT www.moodgym.com.au/
Mood Panda Free online mood diary where you can track your mood over time www.moodpanda.com/
Mumsnet Forums about parenting, including parenting with mental health www.mumsnet.com/
Mush app Meet mum friends nearby letsmush.com/
The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) A charity supporting adult survivors of any form of childhood abuse. Provides a support line and local support services. https://napac.org.uk/
NCT 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. www.nct.org.uk/
Netmums Online parenting organisation helping parents share information and advice www.netmums.com/
NHS Choices Provides information on a wide range of health and social care topics. Also provides an online search tool to find NHS services near you. www.nhs.uk/
No Panic Provides a helpline, step-by-step programmes, and support for those with anxiety disorders. www.nopanic.org.uk/
OCD Action Information and support for people with experience of OCD, and their friends, family and carers. https://ocdaction.org.uk/
OCD-UK A charity run by people with OCD who campaign and can help with local support group information. www.ocduk.org/
Oxfordshire Mind oxfordshiremind.org.uk
PANDAS Information and support for anyone experiencing a mental health problem during or after pregnancy. www.pandasfoundation.org.uk/
PND & Me Online network connecting people with experience of perinatal mental health problems through twitter. http://pndandme.co.uk/
Rethink Mental Illness National mental health charity: information, services & a strong voice for everyone affected by mental illness – challenging attitudes and changing lives. https://www.rethink.org/
Sands Stillbirth and neonatal death charity, providing information and support for anyone affected by these issues. www.sands.org.uk/
Start4Life Information on pregnancy, breastfeeding and parenthood from the NHS. www.nhs.uk/start4life
Stay Alive app Helping you stay safe in a crisis https://www.prevent-suicide.org.uk/stay_alive_suicide_prevention_mobile_phone_application.html
Tommy’s Support and information on pregnancy, including mental health problems. www.tommys.org/

 

Last updated: 18 April, 2019