B – Talking Therapies


The questionnaire you have completed suggests you may have signs of mild to moderate depression or anxiety or OCD. There is relevant help and support so it is important to take next steps to avoid things getting worse.

It is important to take care of your mental health and wellbeing at this busy and pressured time of change for you and your partner

You can easily self-refer to your local free NHS psychological services. They may be able offer you a variety of therapy, support or treatment as a priority if you are pregnant or you have a baby who is under a year

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

If things are getting worse there are some numbers you can call for help and support,


  • NHS helpline 111.
  • Smaritans via phone 116 123 or email
  • PANDA helpline 0808 1961 776 [not 24 hours].

There are lots of different types of online resources and support Here are some suggestions for you to look at and find an approach that suits you.

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

Pathway E – Maternal Mental Health Service

Maternity Mental Health Service’s offer specialist therapy during pregnancy and up to 2 years postnatal to improve the psychological health and wellbeing of women who have experience of birth trauma, pregnancy related health anxiety, as well as offering support to women who have experienced loss or bereavement in the perinatal period.

You can find details of your closest Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Team here: Community Team, they will be able to advise you of local support services, as well as being able to signpost you to the Maternal Mental Health Service or another appropriate service (if applicable) for support.

Further sources of help and support can be found on the following website’s: