Mental health helpline for parents to be, new parents and new baby

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You might feel sad or unable to cope during your pregnancy or after your child is born. Many people experience feelings like this when becoming a parent.

But if these feelings last longer than a couple of weeks, or have a big impact on your day-to-day life, then they may be affecting your mental health.

Anyone can experience perinatal mental health problems. This includes mums, dads, partners and carers. So if things don't feel quite right, talk to us.

Call our helpline

Our Perinatal Mental Health Helpline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can talk to a trained advisor who will be able to offer advice and guidance.

It's completely free and confidential. You can get in touch by phone or text.

Call us on 0800 107 0160.

Text KENT to 85258.

Types of problems we can help with

Our perinatal mental health specialists can help you with many types of problems. These include:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • feeling overwhelmed
  • isolation
  • low self-esteem
  • money worries
  • relationship troubles
  • stress
  • suicidal thoughts.

You're not alone


feel low or tearful the first week or so after birth

1 in 5

women experience a perinatal mental health problem


of women hide or underplay symptoms


of men have anxiety before or after birth