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It’s not unusual for women to experience mental health problems during or after pregnancy.

Talk to your midwife or GP, there is help, support and treatment available:

The Let’s Talk Service

Let’s Talk offer talking therapies to adults in Gloucestershire who are experiencing mild to moderate anxiety and/or depression. Contact them on 0800 073 2200 or use the online referral form. Find out more via their website here.

Please also see the leaflet Emotional Health in Pregnancy and After Giving Birth.

The Perinatal Mental Health Team

Find out more about the Perinatal Mental Health Team via our specialist services page or by visiting the Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust website.

Home Start

Home Start provide advice and support to parents who are going through challenging times.

Find out more about the organisation closest to you:

Home-Start Stroud District (includes Quedgeley and Kingsway)

Home-Start Cotswold

Home-Start North and West Glos (includes Tewkesbury, Forest of Dean and Cheltenham)

PANDAS Foundation

PANDAS offer support and advice to any parent who is experiencing a pre or post natal mental health illness. Visit their website here.


Whatever you’re going through, you can call Samaritans free any time, from any phone on 116 123. Visit their website here.