Having a baby can be joyful, exciting, and rewarding. However, it is also common for pregnant women/birthing people and new mothers or fathers/partners to experience anxiety, depression, or emotional distress.
As many as one in five women/birthing people experience emotional difficulties during pregnancy and in the first year after their baby’s birth. This can happen to anyone.
Every London borough has an IAPT service which offers free, confidential talking therapy for people who have symptoms of anxiety or depression. IAPT stands for ‘Improving Access to Psychological Therapy’. They give priority to pregnant women/birthing people and fathers/partners. This leaflet explains more about the service and the help we can offer you if you need it. For more information click here to access the “Help and emotional support during pregnancy and the first year after having a baby” leaflet.
Support across London
Below you’ll find a list of services available across London.