Who are the groups for?

We welcome any woman experiencing maternal mental health problems (such as low mood, anxiety, depression or postpartum psychosis) either during pregnancy or after birth. We don't just support women with "severe" illnesses: if you feel what we offer could help you, please get in touch. 

You do not need to have been formally diagnosed, or even discussed this with your GP, midwife or Health Visitor (although we always recommend doing so if you feel able to). 

Professionals, friends and family are welcome to join us for a drink at the start but we do ask that they leave for the main part of the session. This is to protect the peer-led ethos of the group. 

Babies and young children are welcome to come with you; our onsite creche offers free places for children from birth to 5 years as part of our #MumsTogether project. Find out more

Older children may be more aware of the nature of the discussions which is why we don't recommend bringing them with you to the group. But its up to you to decide what's appropriate for your child.

 

Group Facilitators

Our group facilitators have all experienced maternal mental health problems themselves and have a good understanding of how you might be feeling.

 

​However, everybody's experience is different and we are not medical professionals. We are not able to diagnose, offer treatment or advice. Our role is to facilitate the group, which belongs to its members, allowing everyone to share their experiences and feel less isolated.

We're not able to offer support outside of the groups. If you are in crisis or feel you need to speak to someone now, call the Samaritans on 116 123

 

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