Postnatal depression is a mental health difficulty sometimes called the “baby blues”. It can affect mothers, fathers and partners in the year after giving birth.
Here you can find organisations, factsheets, videos, tips and exercises, and available services in Midlothian which can support you during this challenging time.
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These factsheets will help you understand what postnatal depression is, its symptoms, causes and the different support available.
Tips and information
Here you will find tips and information to help manage the symptoms of postnatal depression and boost your mental health wellbeing.
The self-help workbook from Maternal Mental Health Alliance can help you understand post-natal depression, set goals for yourself, monitor how you’re feeling and start making positive changes.
If you are looking for local support, please go to our service directory to find out what services and projects are available to you.