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

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You might feel sad, hopeless or unable to cope. Many people experience this before or during pregnancy, or in the first 2 years after becoming a parent. But if these feelings last longer than 2 weeks or have a big impact on your day-to day life then you could need help with your perinatal 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.

Get free help 24/7

You can get advice anytime, day or night. It's completely free and confidential. Get in touch with a trained advisor today.

Text SHOUT to 85258 for free.

Free phone 0800 107 0160.

Types of problems we can help with

Speak to one of our perinatal mental health specialists for any problem, including:

  • 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