Useful links


Action Postpartum Psychosis (APP) Information and support for anyone who’s experienced postpartum psychosis, including a peer support network and an online forum.
Anxiety UK Support, help and information for anyone with an anxiety disorder
The Association for Post Natal Illness Provides support to mothers with postnatal depression
Baby Buddy app Advice for new mums
Birth Trauma Association Support for women who have experienced traumatic childbirth, and their partners
The Breastfeeding Network Support and information, including information on drugs and breastfeeding.
Elefriends A supportive online community for anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
Family Action Services for families, including mental health support.
Family Lives Information and support for parents and families
Fatherhood Institute The UK’s fatherhood think-tank, providing news, training information, policy updates, research summaries and guides for supporting fathers and their families.
Headspace app Meditation app
Home-Start Local support network for families with young children
Hoop app Finding local activities for babies and children
The Lullaby Trust Information and support for people affected by Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Maternal OCD Information and support for people experiencing perinatal OCD
The Miscarriage Association Information and support for anyone affected by miscarriage
MoodGYM Provides free computerised CBT
Mood Panda Free online mood diary where you can track your mood over time
Mumsnet Forums about parenting, including parenting with mental health
Mush app Meet mum friends nearby
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.
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.
Netmums Online parenting organisation helping parents share information and advice
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.
No Panic Provides a helpline, step-by-step programmes, and support for those with anxiety disorders.
OCD Action Information and support for people with experience of OCD, and their friends, family and carers.
OCD-UK A charity run by people with OCD who campaign and can help with local support group information.
Oxfordshire Mind
PANDAS Information and support for anyone experiencing a mental health problem during or after pregnancy.
PND & Me Online network connecting people with experience of perinatal mental health problems through twitter.
Rethink Mental Illness National mental health charity: information, services & a strong voice for everyone affected by mental illness – challenging attitudes and changing lives.
Sands Stillbirth and neonatal death charity, providing information and support for anyone affected by these issues.
Start4Life Information on pregnancy, breastfeeding and parenthood from the NHS.
Stay Alive app Helping you stay safe in a crisis
Tommy’s Support and information on pregnancy, including mental health problems.


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Page last reviewed: 28 August, 2019