Often referred to as perinatal mental health, the services below are a definitive list of what's available to women both before and after birth. We know from experience it's not always easy but please do try to talk to your doctor, midwife or health visitor if you can.
Thanks to Dr Sarah Witcombe-Hayes, NSPCC Cymru/ Wales for researching this list.
Conwy, North Wales
Offering support and befriending to women who experienced a traumatic birth or perinatal mental health difficulties, through online peer support groups and small befriending groups in the community.
For further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02902 789732.
Supporting families through volunteer-led tailored peer support, designed to improve parents emotional and mental health, reduce social isolation and improve the attachment relationship between parent and baby.
Powys, Mid Wales
A post-natal service supporting mums to manage the everyday, nurture themselves and dispel the many myths of motherhood.
Risca & Swansea Support Groups
Providing help and support to parents and their families experiencing perinatal mental illness, through local and online support groups, and a helpline
Cardiff, South Wales
Taking a family approach to perinatal mental health difficulties by offering a ‘wrap around’ service, prevention and early intervention in the community
Supporting women and their families who have suffered from postpartum psychosis or depression, through a monthly drop in support group, one to one sessions, and awareness raising
Helping women affected by trauma, by offering a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) recovery programme, independent professional advocacy, and private counselling.