Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs in the world. And this year it's become even harder due to the severe impact of COVID 19 on family life.  If your mental health is affected, it can feel impossible to see a positive way ahead. You may be experiencing anxiety and depression in pregnancy, or postnatally as a new parent.  Perhaps you feel disorientated by the arrival of another child.  Whatever you are going through right now, taking care of your mental health and wellbeing is the best way forward.  This website leads you to organisations in your area who can really help.

Start your wellbeing journey by selecting the area you live in:

For national COVID 19 resources and guidance for expectant and new parents please see the following links:

•  NHS Start4Life COVID 19 Advice for parents
•  RCOG: Coronavirus infection and pregnancy

Bump2Baby Wellbeing is a comprehensive, up-to-date guide to all perinatal mental health services in the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire area.  Here you will find:

  • All of the wellbeing information you need presented in a simple, accessible way.
  • Details of parent-led organisations with the first-hand experience to support you.
  • Information on local NHS and community-based services delivered by trained professionals.
  • Resources, advice and guidance including films by parents and professionals.

Perinatal Positivity

Made by Formed Films, this animation tells real parent stories of mental wellbeing difficulty in the time of pregnancy, childbirth and beyond.

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