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This is where you can get further support in your area:


MhIST provides services like counselling, mindfulness meditation, dramatherapy, craft and social group which enable people to cope with anxiety and emotional distress.

Helping people to put strategies and plans in place so that they are able to deal with problems more effectively in future perhaps by learning relaxation or by having a practiced way of dealing with upset.


Living Life To The Full

Free online courses covering low mood, stress and resilience. Work out why you feel as you do, how to tackle problems, build confidence, get going again, feel happier, stay calm, tackle upsetting thinking and more. The courses are free for individuals using them in their own lives.


  • provides a telephone helpline available 7 days a week from 9.00am until 10.00pm.

  • offers advice and information on how to cope with a sleepless baby and/or a crying baby.

  • conducts research and increases public awareness..

Directions for Men

Directions For Men provides groups and activities where men can meet other men talk about issues affecting them and receive support, a listening ear and some guidance.

Getting It Right From The Start

This a booklet on attachment and bonding for new parents. In the booklet you will find some really useful videos with lots of great information to help you support your baby.

Best Beginnings

Best Beginnings aims to give every child in the UK the best start in life.

The Association of Infant Mental Health (AIMH)

Information for parents and professionals on how to respond to a baby in a way that fosters emotional wellbeing. Parents can register for free to access numerous videos and other resources about parenting.

Understanding Childhood

Free downloadable information leaflets created by the child psychotherapy trust.

NHS Choices

Includes keeping well in pregnancy, antenatal care and baby’s development, vaccinations in pregnancy through to labour and birth, your new baby, feeding, teething and tantrums.


A local charity of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through their challenging times.

Andy’s Man Club

A safe, weekly meeting for men to get together and talk about how they’re doing. Weekly meetings across the U

CALM- Campiagn Against Living Miserably

CALM offer a frontline service to support mental health and can be a great help when you are really struggling or in crisis.

Dads Unlimited

There are a number of issues that often get overlooked when it comes to mens’ relationship breakdowns and subsequent single-parenting including domestic abuse, access, financial agreements, bullying, anxiety, depression, and loneliness – advice, services and support are tailored towards your situation and your needs.

    Check our our useful blog section for more articles and information.

    World Book Day – Bonding with baby

    March 6th, 2024|0 Comments

    Reading to your baby, both during pregnancy (baby bump) and after birth, is important for several reasons. Firstly, it helps to promote bonding between you and your baby, creating a special connection. Secondly, reading aloud

    Christmas in a neonatal clinic

    December 15th, 2023|0 Comments

    Sharing this special little neonatal video that our Josie and her actor/film maker buddy Josh Gould made last year. Christmas in a Neonatal Unit is surreal. The world is going on like normal outside of