Useful Links and Books

Pandas Foundation

Helpline 0843 28 98 401
Pandas Foundation vision is to support every individual with Pre or Postnatal Depression in England. We campaign to change the law, provide Pandas Help Line, offer advice to all and much more.


The Association for Postnatal Illness

Helpline 020 7386 0868
Provides a telephone helpline, information leaflets for sufferers and healthcare professionals as well as a network of volunteers, who have themselves experienced postnatal illness.



Helpline 08451 228 669
Offers support for families with excessively crying, sleepless and demanding babies.


MAMA - The "Meet A Mum Association"

Helpline 0845 120 3746
Self-help groups for mothers with small children.


NCT - The National Childbirth Trust

Postnatal Line - 0300 330 0773
Help over a million mums and dads each year through pregnancy, birth and early days of parenthood. Offer antenatal and postnatal courses, local support and reliable information to help all parents.



Telephone 08457 90 90 90
Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.


Action on Postpartum Psychosis
Action on Postpartum Psychosis


Useful Books

Useful books

Banish Baby Blues by Anne-Marie Sapsted.

Down with Gloom: Or, How to Defeat Depression Brice Pitt & Mel Calman.

Surviving Motherhood: How to Cope with Postnatal Depression Maggie Comport.

Mothers for Mothers - post natal illness support

Helpline 0117 975 6006