Your emotional wellbeing and mental health

Becoming a parent is an exciting time and comes with many new challenges this can effect our emotions. It’s not unusual to experience a range of emotions which can impact on how we think and feel.

Perinatal Mental Health

Perinatal mental health problems are those which occur during pregnancy or in the first year following the birth of a child. Perinatal mental illness affects up to 27% of new and expectant mums and covers a wide range of conditions such as anxiety, depression, low self confidence, difficulty bonding. There is a lot of support available contact your local family hub or speak to your children’s centre who can help you find support. 

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Page last reviewed: 23 May 2024

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