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.
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These factsheets will help you understand mental health and wellbeing difficulties affecting new mums and what support is available.
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.
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.
If you are looking for local support, please go to our service directory to find out what services and projects are available to you – Midspace service directory