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Perinatal  Mental health ( during pregnancy and up to a year after birth) is of utmost importance. If you feel unwell it is vital you get the correct support. Please talk to someone that you know will listen to you and help you. Below we have put a few helpful links for you. During pregnancy please share how you feel with your midwife so she can help and support you. When your baby is born you can speak to your health visitor or GP. Everyone’s aim is to keep mother and baby together with maximum support for the family.

Whats on in Portsmouth?    Perinatal mental health support will  be provided by GP’s, Health Visitor, Maternity, and ‘Talking Change-IAPT Services at the following contacts. Solent NHS Health Visitors – Tel: 0300 1236699  Solent NHS Talking Change – Tel: 0300 123 4125 Email: Portsmouth NHS Hospital Maternity Service – 023 9228 6000

Portsmouth Hospital Website Maternal Emotional Well being Matters   click Here

NHS INFO Click here

PANDAS Foundation gives support to people coping with Pre and Postnatal Mental Illnesses, as well as their families, friends and Click here

Hampshire Lanterns is a group of mums who have experienced or are experiencing mental health problems during the perinatal period. The group was formed by mums in liason with the award winning Hampshire Perinatal Team.Click here

APNI – Association for Post-Natal Illness and Post Natal Depressionclick here