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Need support yourself?

Looking after yourself is important. If things are getting you down, talk to someone and ask for support.

Hertfordshire's Wellbeing Service offers free and confidential talking therapy and practical support for Hertfordshire residents experiencing a wide range of mental health problems such as: worry, low mood, insomnia and stress.

If you feel that you would benefit from the service, are over 16 years and are registered with a GP in Hertfordshire visit the Wellbeing Service website here.

If you need urgent support, phone: 0300 777 0707.

Expecting a baby or a new parent with emotional wellbeing difficulties?

Hertfordshire's Community Perinatal Team (CPT) supports mums to be, new mums and families who are likely to, or are experiencing problems during the perinatal period. This is the time during pregnancy and up to baby's first birthday.

During this time, any woman can be vulnerable to experiencing emotional difficulties and may need extra support.

A professional, such as your GP, midwife, health visitor, children’s centre staff or similar, can refer you.

It’s important not to worry if a professional would like you to receive support. The team is there to help you, your baby and family have the best experience, and sometimes this requires getting a little extra help. Acting early helps prevent problems developing later on.

If you would like to discuss a referral, you can call the team on 0300 124 0939 (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm).

There are other sources of support available for families who do not require specialist support. Click here to visit the Families First Directory for a list of available services.