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Perinatal Mental Health Local Support

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Perinatal Mental Health Team

This NHS team helps mums who are feeling low when they're having a baby or after having one. They give advice about using antidepressants when having a baby or breastfeeding.

If you are worried about your mental health, and thinking about having a baby they can help with advice even before you get pregnant.

They visit you at home, and you can also bring someone you trust, like your partner, a family member, or a friend to your appointments.

Find out more:

Perinatal Mental Health Team

NHS Talking Therapies

NHS Talking Therapies is a free and confidential service provided by the NHS to help people who are dealing with common mental health conditions in Barnsley.

If you are in the perinatal period you will be seen quicker.

Find out more:

Visit the Barnsley Talking Therapies Website

Barnsley Talking Therapy Workshops


MUM (Mums Understanding Mums) Support Group

Who is it for?

From conception until baby is 6 months old:

🎓 Antenatal and Postnatal education for women around mental health

🤰 Bonding with bump

🎨 Art therapy

👶 Baby massage / yoga

👩 Peer support from other mothers

🤝 Joint working with other agencies

🤱 Sling library set up through staff at hospital How to contact us:

Find out more:

Contact Yasmeen Akhtar (Mental Wellbeing Midwife) – 0779445162 / Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 4.30 pm (except for Bank Holidays)



Birth in Mind

What can they offer?

🗨Offers postnatal women the opportunities to talk about the labour/ birth if they found it difficult or traumatic

🤗Offering these women option for referral to a psychologist who provides ‘trauma based therapy’

How to contact us:

Women can self refer

Melissa Addy (Mental Health Midwife) Telephone- 01226 436340/ 07775800557

Email bdg-tr.birthinmindsservice@nhs.net

Online self-referral/or by professional


Barnsley Maternity Voices

We are a team of volunteers, mums and dads who want to make positive changes to maternity services

We meet every other month to talk about new developments, the current service, and get feedback from the families of Barnsley.
If you would like to get involved, or want to share your birth experience please get in touch. 

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