New Mums

Being a new mum can be an exciting time and it can also be a challenging time. All new mums experience a mix of emotions and changes as they get used to life with a new baby. It is common to feel low in mood, more anxious or both.  

Looking after your mental health is important for both you and your baby and there are many things you can do, and a lot of support available, to help you. 

Here you can find factsheets, tips and information, apps, organisation and services related to mental health difficulties facing new mums, how they can manage this and ways to find support. 

Let us know what resource works well for you. If you have any other suggestions for our self-help pages, please email westspace@health-in-mind.org.uk.


Factsheets

These factsheets will help you understand mental health and wellbeing difficulties affecting new mums and what support is available. 

Tips for new parents from the NHS 

An overview of post natal depression from the NHS 

Coping with stress after having a baby from the NHS 

Tips and information

Here you will find tips and information designed for new mums, and those close to them, on how to boost your mental health and wellbeing. 

Mental health support for new mums from Parent Club 

Wellbeing tips from Tommys 

Tips for lonely mums from SMA (This is a commercial website) 

Organisations and services 

Here is a list of UK wide organisations related to new mum’s mental health. 

Perinatal mental health services directory from Inspiring Scotland 

Tommys 

Home Start 

Firsthand Lothian 

Pandas Foundation 

If you are looking for local support, please go to our service directory to find out what services and projects are available to you. 


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