B – Talking Therapies


The questionnaire you have completed suggests you have signs of mild to moderate depression or anxiety or OCD. Now is the time to take next steps to avoid things getting worse. It is really important to take care of your mental health and wellbeing at this busy and pressured time for you and your partner.

The most obvious step is to refer yourself to your local NHS psychological service which is free and can offer you therapy, support or treatment as a priority if your partner is pregnant or your baby is under a year old. They should also be able to signpost you to other local relevant community support.

To locate your local Talking Therapies provider please visit Psychological Therapies Service

If you are not sure then talk to your GP or your partner’s midwife or Health Visitor to discuss your concerns.

If things are getting worse, these are numbers you can call for immediate support and advice.


  • NHS helpline 111.
  • Smaritans via phone 116 123 or email
  • Ring CALM helpline 0800 585858.

The simple advice is, continue to or start some of the following. Some ideas may not be for you but try and see what suits you and your lifestyle.

Intervention details

Please tell those close to you how you are feeling . You can also call the following numbers for help and support:

  • Ring NHS helpline 111 or 999
  • Consider phoning the Samaritans for immediate support via phone 116 123 or email