Where can I go for support for my mental health as a parent?

Here is some information for parents in need of support for their mental health. Read more to find out where you can go to get the help you need.
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Your mental health is important, both for your wellbeing and your child’s. It’s important that you feel supported throughout your journey of becoming a parent and have a safe space to talk about how you are feeling.

Both mums and dads can need help.

Take a look at the information below to find out where you can go to get the support you and your family need.

Where can I go for support?

The Tameside Council website has a page dedicated to mental health support for parents and parents-to-be.

Find out more

If you're in a crisis and need urgent help:

If you don't feel you can keep yourself safe right now, seek immediate help by contacting NHS 111 First, who can book you in to A & E if that is the best place for you to go, or call 999 in an emergency.

If you need urgent support but don't want to go to A&E:

  • call Samaritans on freephone 116 123 – they're always open and are there to listen
  • contact your GP surgery and ask for an emergency appointment
  • contact NHS 111

Talk to your health professional

During pregnancy, you can talk to your midwife, GP or health visitor at any time if you're worried about your mental health. They should ask if you have ever had problems with your mental health in the past, and whether you have been bothered by feeling down, hopeless or unable to enjoy things lately.

Don't be afraid to tell your midwife or health visitor how you're feeling. This can help them to identify if you are unwell or might become unwell.

Get in touch with Tameside & Glossop Maternity Voices Partnership

They have a Facebook page.

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