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Perinatal support and counselling for new mums and dads

Support and advice services for new parents

Get valuable advice, support, signposting and guidance to improve your wellbeing with a little one at home or on the way.

We offer advice and support services to make sure that mum and dad are being looked after just as much as the little one.

One-to-one listening support

Arrange a confidential phone call, email chat or video call to talk about how you're feeling and receive help, guidance and information.

How does this work?

  • Contact us on our Me, Myself and Baby email address: memyselfandbaby@suffolklibraries.co.uk.

  • Choose your preferred method of contact for the listening support: email, video calls or phone. We can also contact you weekly or fortnightly, working around your schedule.

  • Our Perinatal Coordinator will discuss your needs and arrange with you six pre-planned sessions for you to talk to someone, so you'll always have a chat to look forward to.

  • If after six sessions, you are still in need of additional support then we can refer you to counselling with Suffolk Mind or refer you to other helpful services such as the Mum's Matter course.

Please note that our listening service provides a safe personal space for the service user to discuss their wellbeing and receive light, friendly advice (like chatting to a friend on a weekly basis).

If formal counselling is required, we can refer you to Suffolk Mind to receive six free counselling sessions for additional support.

Telephone counselling

If you are in need of additional support that our one-to-one listening service cannot provide, we can make a referral for six free 50-minute sessions of telephone counselling, provided by Suffolk Mind.

To be referred for this service, email us at memyselfandbaby@suffolklibraries.co.uk.

We will not use any personal details provided for any other purpose.

To sign up for these services or if you have any queries, you can contact us on memyselfandbaby@suffolklibraries.co.uk

Meet other mums and dads

Get the latest updates on our Me, Myself and Baby services as well as socialise with other parents online through our Facebook group.

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