bristol • north somerset • south gloucestershire

Problems in pregnancy or beyond

 

Abnormal antenatal screening results

Coping with a crying baby

Domestic abuse support

Female genital mutilation support

Group B Strep support

Hip dysplasia

Mental health support

Miscarriage

Pre-eclampsia

Premature or sick babies

Relationships

Stillbirth and death of a baby

Substance misuse support

  

Mental health support

Information about postnatal depression from Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP).

Formerly known as LIFT Psychology, AWP IAPT (improving access to psychological therapies) is a free NHS service that provides group and individual support for people who are experiencing low mood and anxiety. You can contact the service directly via the website or by telephone for Bristol, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire (see main website for neighbouring areas).

Your GP can refer you to Rightsteps. They will arrange an assessment, and prepare a plan that could include guided self-help and talking therapies. You can also refer yourself by telephoning 0117 9431111 or emailing [email protected]

Mothers for Mothers is Bristol-based and has a telephone helpline, email support and drop-in groups

Bluebell Care offers support groups, one-to-one listening, advice, information and hope for anyone affected by antenatal and postnatal depression. Bluebell is able to offer support to mums and dads during pregnancy and after the birth. Mums’ Comfort Zone is a supportive, weekly group for mums experiencing depression related to pregnancy and birth and new groups are starting on Monday 12th January at St Paul’s Children’s Centre, Tuesday 13th January at Four Acres Children’s Centre and Friday 16th January at Henbury Court Children’s Centre. Mums and dads may also seek support on a one to one basis from a Bluebell Buddy or Dads’ Worker – all of whom have first-hand experience of postnatal illness.  For further information and referral forms please visit www.bluebellcare.org, email: [email protected] or telephone 0773 8628 842

Pre and Postnatal Depression Advice and Support

Association for Postnatal Illness

Birth Trauma Association

 

Coping with a crying baby

Coping with crying

 

Relationships

Relate offers a range of services to help you with your couple and family relationships, whether you're young or old, straight or gay, single or in a relationship.

 

Premature or sick babies

Bliss
Tommys
South West Neonatal Network parent information pages

 

Hip dysplasia

Hip Hip Hoorray

 

Pre-eclampsia

Action on pre-eclampsia  

 

Antenatal screening results

Antenatal Results and Choices (ARC)

 

Group B Strep

Group B Strep Support

 

Stillbirth and death of a newborn baby

The Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society (SANDS) offers help and support to bereaved parents who have suffered the death of a baby either before, during, or after birth.

Bristol Sands is a local group, staffed by volunteers, tel 07970 930 513

 

Miscarriage

The Miscarriage Association

 

Domestic abuse support

Bristol against violence and abuse is a website with information on many kinds of domestic and other abuse (like forced marriage and human trafficking), including a number of helplines and other sources of information and support

 

Substance misuse support

Bristol Drugs Project

 

Female genital mutilation support

Bristol against violence and abuse - female genital mutilation is a set of webpages with information on a number of helplines and other sources of information and support.

The Female Genital Mutilation Helpline is a UK-wide service.  It is staffed by specially trained child protection helpline counsellors who can offer advice, information, and assistance to members of the public and to professionals.  Counsellors will also be able to make referrals, as appropriate, to statutory agencies and other services. The helpline can be contacted on: 0800 028 3550 (24 hours per day) or email [email protected]