Pregnant women and parents of new-borns


Looking after your mental wellbeing is not just important for you, it is important for your baby too. 

Below is advice and support services for you to access.

Perinatal Mental Health Team

Perinatal Mental Health Team are a specialist multi-disciplinary team providing care and treatment for women who live in Gloucestershire. To contact the team please ring 01452 894952.

You can also access a Perinatal Positivity short video, which uses the real voices and experiences of women and men who have had mental wellbeing difficulties around the time of pregnancy, childbirth and beyond.

A 24 hour, 7 day a week helpline

This helpline is now available for anyone in Gloucestershire experiencing mental health distress and needing urgent support or advice.

The service is available by ringing 0800 169 0398. The line is staffed by mental health professionals who can offer guidance and advice.


Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service. It is free on all major mobile networks for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. Text Shout to 85258.

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

The Royal College has information for women with suspected or confirmed coronavirus who have recently given birth. The information includes advice on breastfeeding.


COVID-19 is placing the greatest strain on families who are already vulnerable, including those:

  • already isolated,
  • facing financial hardship, and
  • mental health challenges,
  • who are struggling to get the nappies or food they need for their babies, and
  • mothers and fathers with new babies are isolated at home with no one to help them through the first uncertain weeks.

You can ring Homestart on 01453 297 470.

Page updated: 18/09/2020 Page updated by: Gloucestershire County Council

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