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Perinatal support and counselling for new mums and dads

Seek advice, counselling and peer support through our perinatal mental health service Me, Myself and Baby.

New mum or dad?

Get free, expert email support for your wellbeing, telephone counselling with Suffolk Mind and invitations to online coffee mornings where you can meet other parents.

Email for free support and advice

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Baby activity videos

Free activities to stimulate and entertain you and your new baby at home.

Watch an activity video

More about the service

  • Email support for mums and dads struggling with their wellbeing. A safe and confidential place to write down thoughts and feelings and receive help, guidance and information. Anyone affected can email memyselfandbaby@suffolklibraries.co.uk for help.
  • Telephone counselling for parents who contact the email address but require additional support. A referral can be made for six free 50-minute sessions of telephone counselling, provided by Suffolk Mind.
  • Peer support for mums and dads who contact the Me, Myself and Baby service will be invited to online coffee mornings. These will offer a relaxed and informal opportunity to meet people in a similar situation, share experiences and chat.
  • Suggested reading for new parents, including book lists for your mental health and explaining mental health to children.

Meet other mums and dads

Whether you're expecting or have little ones at home, meet and chat with other parents online through our Facebook group.

Join our group

Books for new parents

Reading to help you cope with the stresses of being a new parent.

Support and links

Find help and support with these links for pregnancy and beyond.

Find support

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