Perinatal Mental Health

Our aim at City and Hackney Talking Therapies is to ensure everyone can access the mental health
services that they need. The perinatal period is a particularly vulnerable time where individuals can
feel more alone than ever before, so we want to ensure that both expecting and new parents are
aware of the support that is available to them. If you are concerned about your mental health,
please contact us, and let us find the right support for you.

How can we support you?

If you are pregnant of have a child under 5 years of age, we offer priority assessment to identify if
Talking Therapies would be beneficial for you. We ensure to provide a welcoming and confidential
environment to engage in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which can either be in-person, over
the phone or through video calls. If Talking Therapies is not suited to your needs, we are linked to
other maternity, perinatal and family services and can use our expertise to assess which is the right
service for you.

We understand the daily uncertainty and difficulties that occur as a new parent; therefore, we
encourage you to bring your baby or infant along to your session. At our Psychology Centre, we
have the appropriate facilities to welcome you, with pram access and changing facilities, as well as a
play mat, baby toys and books. In addition, we offer an employment advice service, therefore can
support you through maternity leave or returning to work when the time comes.

If you have been considering reaching out but have been uncertain on whether it is the right time,
please contact us and let us help you with that decision. Our experienced therapists are here to ease
any concerns you have about engaging in therapy.

You can self-refer through the ‘Get Help’ buttons on this website or through any health professional, or contact us, you are not alone!

Need Urgent Help?

If you need urgent help and are worried that you can’t keep yourself safe, City and Hackney has a 24-hour Crisis helpline on 0800 073 0006 or you can get help at your local Accident and Emergency department.