Additional support information

Useful information about preparing for birth, becoming a mum or becoming a parent.

Pregnancy and Post-birth Wellbeing Plan

https://www.tommys.org/pregnancy-information/im-pregnant/mental-health-during-and-after-pregnancy/wellbeing-plan

Or if you are new mother you might find this useful. 

Being pregnant – Preparing to give birth

Being with your baby – becoming a mum

Bonding with your baby, becoming a parent

https://www.nwbh.nhs.uk/stamp-out-stigma/Documents/Bonding%20with%20your%20baby%20becoming%20a%20parent.pdf

Being with your baby, becoming a mum

https://www.nwbh.nhs.uk/stamp-out-stigma/Documents/NHS_BeingAMum_Final!.pdf

Preparing to give birth

https://www.nwbh.nhs.uk/stamp-out-stigma/Documents/Being%20Pregnant%20Preparing%20to%20give%20birth.pdf

Post natal stay at home plan

https://www.healthierlsc.co.uk/application/files/8915/8618/1489/Postnatal_stay_at_home_plan.pdf

Mental health problems and pregnancy

https://www.tommys.org/pregnancy-information/im-pregnant/mental-health-during-and-after-pregnancy

Information leaflets – perinatal mental health:

Eating Disorders and pregnancy

http://www.eatingdisordersandpregnancy.co.uk/

Peer support

Peer support brings together people with similar experiences. Your peers can:

  • support you and listen to how you’re feeling
  • offer empathy and understanding
  • share experiences, information, suggestions for self-care and support options

 

Other sources of help and information include:

 

Pregnancy, Birth and Parenthood after Childhood Sexual Abuse 

https://www.thesurvivorstrust.org/pbpaftercsa

Counselling for survivors of rape and sexual abuse (South Cumbria / North Lancs) https://www.birchalltrust.org.uk/

Resources for partners and carers

Resources for self-help

Mind: free self-help activities available

The NHS Apps Library: a list of Mental Health apps

NHS Audio Guide on stress, anxiety and depression.

https://www.elht.nhs.uk/services/empower/maternity

Headspace mindfulness and meditation www.headspace.com

Living Life to the Full: CBT Life Skills Online course www.llttf.com

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Trust: Self-help guides www.ntw.nhs.uk/pic/selfhelp

Beyond Blue www.beyondblue.org.au

MoodJuice: Help to think about emotional problems and work toward solving them www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk

MoodGYM: A free interactive program consisting of five modules www.moodgym.anu.edu.au

www.getselfhelp.co.uk

Bonding with your baby, becoming a parent

https://www.nwbh.nhs.uk/stamp-out-stigma/Documents/Bonding%20with%20your%20baby%20becoming%20a%20parent.pdf

Click here to access the webpage with all of these resources

  • why bonding matters
  • bonding before birth
  • understanding baby’s states
  • ideas for early interactions
  • tips for sleeping and soothing.

https://ihv.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Getting-to-know-your-baby-FINAL-VERSION-4.6.20.pdf