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Perinatal mental health support

Support and advice leaflets

Information for mothers to be, new mothers, their partners and families, to help develop a better understanding of mental health difficulties in the perinatal period and specific treatments.

The Tommy's Pregnancy and Post-birth Wellbeing Plan

A two-page plan, endorsed by NICE, that helps you start thinking about how you feel emotionally and what support you might need in your pregnancy and after the birth.

Best Beginnings - Out of the Blue

A series of videos designed to support parents who may be experiencing a wide range of mental health problems.

Tips to improve your sleep

Advice from mental health charity Mind.


Guide to managing anxiety in and around childbirth.

NHS Wales Online Perinatal Wellbeing Support

Guided self-help programme to help new parents and parents-to-be improve wellbeing and access online support. 

Solihull Approach

Online courses for parents, parents to be, grandparents and carers - available for a small fee.

BabyBuddy App

Interactive pregnancy and parenting app created to support parents, co-parents and caregivers. It provides trusted, evidence-based information and self-care tools based on the latest research and is NHS-approved.

NHS Ready Steady Baby

Guide to pregnancy, labour and birth and early parenthood up to eight weeks.

Get to Know Your Baby

Resources from the Association for Infant Mental Health to help you get to know your baby.

Parenting - Give It Time

Welsh Government resource offering free practical tips and expert advice for all your parenting challenges.

Tiny Happy People

Resources to help you develop your child’s language and communication skills, so they get the best start in life.


Support for parents and families of babies born premature or sick.

Reading to your baby in the neonatal unit

How talking, reading and singing to your baby will comfort and soothe them, and help them relax and build their bond with you.

Reading Well

Helpful reading to support children’s mental health and wellbeing.

Association for Postnatal Illness
Action on Postpartum Psychosis
Beat Eating Disorders UK
Birth Trauma Association
Bliss: for babies born premature or sick
Cruse Bereavement Care
Dad Matters

A ground-breaking project run by dads for dads in Carmarthenshire.

Ectopic Pregnancy Trust
Hearts and Minds

A thriving community of grassroots perinatal mental health services committed to sharing learning and creating a coherent voice for the sector. 

Marce Society

The International Society for Perinatal Mental Health

Maternal OCD 

A charity set up by mothers recovered from OCD to provide advice and support.

OCD Action

Charity providing a dedicated helpline, email support and advocacy.


For relationship support and advice.

The Pandas Foundation

For pre and post-natal depression advice and support. 

Formed Films

A series of animated films to help people better understand medical and health issues and to help make informed health choices and engage in treatment.

Emotional health and wellbeing for fathers

Advice and support from the Institute of Health Visitors.

Dads need support too

Information and support from mental health charity Mind.

Dad Matters

A ground-breaking project run by dads for dads in Carmarthenshire.

Support your relationship after having a baby

NHS advice, support and resources for couples.

Four things to know about intimacy and sex after having a baby

Blogpost on Banner Health website

Changes to your relationship after having a baby

Advice from NCT.


Relationship support and advice.

Valleys Steps

Well-being charity established to help people to help themselves. Provides a variety of wellbeing courses and other information.