Your mental health

If you or someone you are concerned about are experiencing a mental health crisis

Some things that you might consider doing to support your mental health are:

The latest advice from the UK Government is available online.

It’s important you follow the most recent advice to keep you and your family safe and make the right decisions for your family. You can view the most recent government information here (opens in new window)

If you have appointments with midwives, health visitors, doctors or mental health support, it is important to keep these. Some may now be offered as telephone calls rather than face-to-face. If you are worried about attending appointments in person, or unsure if they are going ahead, contact your provider to get the latest update. The Royal College of Midwives website has a list of FAQs that you may find useful (opens in new window).

If you are worried about your mental health, you can get in touch with a health professional such as your usual GP, midwife, health visitor or mental health worker.

Postnatal stay at home plan

The postnatal period is one of great change and transition, especially during the current climate. This plan will help you think about yours and your baby’s needs in the postnatal period ahead of time, to ensure you get the support and rest you need and
to enable you to prioritise connecting with your baby and recovering.

Useful contacts

Health visitor services

South Cumbria: 01539 718155
Lancashire (Virgin Care): 0300 247 0040
Blackburn with Darwen: 01254 585 000
Blackpool: contact your local team (see your child’s red book)

Resources for self-help

Useful online information and telephone support resources

Accessibility tools

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