Mental Health Support
Research suggests that 10-15% of women experience post natal mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress and negative thoughts. However, the real number of women suffering could be much higher at around 3 or 4 in 10.
You are not alone.
It is also recognised that around 10% of new dads suffer with post natal depression too.
If you are struggling with your emotional wellbeing, you can tell your health visitor or GP, who can offer you support and advice about treatments.
Talking therapies like counselling can be really effective. For some people, medications can be helpful (your doctor can advise you on taking medications if you are breastfeeding).
Tel. Jo 07789 682197
Becoming Families Worcestershire
Becoming Families is a local Community Interest Company (non-profit making service) developed in response to an unmet need for evidence-based and accessible support for local parents in their journey to becoming families.
We recognise that this life-changing time brings challenges, as well as joys, and want to be there to help smooth the transition and give new families the best possible start.
After listening to the needs of local mothers who have lived with postnatal depression and anxiety, we have collaborated with Roots Psychology Group to fill the gap in postnatal mental health provision.
The new Postnatal Wellbeing Support group is aimed at new mothers who are struggling with their emotional wellbeing. It is an informal, relaxed, but informative and supportive group, meeting the first and third Wednesday afternoons of the month starting October 2nd. Babies up to a year old are very welcome to attend :)
Contact us for a self-referral forms.
Numbers will be kept small to ensure that members feel comfortable and safe x
Free to attend.
Becoming pregnant, being pregnant, delivering a baby and the early years can be an emotionally challenging time, and it is very common to feel emotional distress. Whatever your struggle, we know this is a very common experience and talking about it is the first step to getting to where you want to be.
We are a talking therapy service for parents and parents to be who may be struggling with the journey through parenthood. The Koala Tree CIC is run by Amy and Adele, both Clinical Psychologists with a special interest in this period of life.
The Koala Cuppa - a group for parents to meet up and talk about the charms and challenges of parenthood. See website for further details.
Therapy - we provide individual talking therapy for parents.
If you would like to speak to us about any of the work we do, you are very welcome to contact us.
Tel. 07904 008845
Birth & Breastfeeding Club
I believe that the way we live leave us very vulnerable to feeling lonely in pregnancy and in the postnatal period.
The Birth & Breatfeeding club was created for women to easier access support directly from other women. They can either directly chat with me via the facebook page, join the group to get online support or come to one of our meet-ups.
Perinatal Psychiatry (NHS)
The Perinatal Psychiatry Team provides a service for women who are experiencing psychological and emotional difficulties related to pregnancy, childhood and early motherhood.