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Maternal Mental Health Week, from 4-10 May, aims to offer reassurance to parents that they are not alone during this uncertain period and to remind families that support is still available to them.
Having a baby is an amazing time but it can also be worrying, as things don’t always turn out as expected. Lack of sleep, changes to relationships, breastfeeding and other challenges can make you feel low or anxious. While we are in unprecedented times, this uncertainty can add to existing pressures and demands of new parents and can impact upon mental wellbeing.
Support continues to be available across Coventry for parents whether that is through virtual support groups, health care support and services dedicated to new parents to help support their mental wellbeing. Dr Lucy Blunt has shared a video highlighting the importance of accessing support when you need it.
A Coventry Mental Health Service Information pack has been developed. The pack includes tips and advice on coping during this uncertain time, and the mental health and wellbeing support available to you in Coventry.
Any parents who are looking for additional support or advice can continue to contact their health visitor via phone or through the CHAT Health text advice line on 07520615293. This service is manned by a duty Health Visitor 9-5 Mon-Fri and can offer general health visiting advice and signpost to additional services where needed. For support around infant feeding in Coventry you can contact the Coventry Infant feeding team on 07904 984620.
By Your Side and South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust Health Visiting Services are also running a week of online activities and support sessions, you can keep up to date with the different events and activities.