NHS Wellbeing Services offer a range of free and confidential talking therapies.
You can complete a self-referral online. A wellbeing practitioner will contact you to offer you an appointment.
They can provide specialist support to help you feel better. This includes video consultation, group therapies, or one-to-one sessions. The support is personalised according to your psychological needs.
If you or your midwife think you need more specialist support, we can refer you to the Perinatal Mental Health team. To find out more about this team, speak to your midwife, GP or Health visitor.
PaNDAS and APNI (Association for Post Natal Illness) offer free telephone and online support for parents affected by mental illness
Side by Side is an online support community hosted by the mental health charity, Mind.
The Baby Buddy app provides parents with evidence-based information and self-care tools. Users have access to a confidential, text-based Crisis Messenger which provides 24/7 support for new and expectant parents who are feeling extremely anxious or overwhelmed.
If you or someone else is in danger, call 999 or go to your nearest Emergency Department.
If you need help urgently for your mental health, but it’s not an emergency, call 111 or contact one of the organisations below to get support straight away.
- Southwest London (Merton, Wandsworth, Sutton, Kingston and Richmond) Mental Health Crisis Line on 0800 028 8000.
- Surrey Mental Health Crisis Line 0800 915 4644.
- Samaritans – call for free 116 123
Your mental health is as important as your physical health. You will not be wasting anyone’s time.