If you’re struggling with your emotional wellbeing, it’s great to seek support from your friends and loved ones, but it’s also really important to speak to a professional. You can speak to your midwife, health visitor or your GP, whoever makes you feel most comfortable.
This can be daunting – lots of women feel embarrassed, find it hard to admit that they need help, or are worried about admitting that they are not coping. This is understandable but it’s important to remember that these problems are common, and the professional you speak to will have helped lots of women with similar problems. If you’d broken a bone, you would get an x-ray! It’s just as important to speak to someone when your mental health is suffering.
You can also self-refer to Steps 2 Wellbeing, who can offer you talking therapies which can be very useful. This might be enough to make you feel better, or you may need additional help, possibly medication or other support, so it’s best to also speak to your midwife, health visitor or GP.
Support groups, in person and online, can also be really helpful when you are struggling. Here are some links to groups you might find useful: