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Association for Post-Natal Illness

Web: www.apni.org

Tel: 0207 386 0868

Email: info@apni.org

Address: 145 Dawes Road,  Fulham,  London, SW6 7EB

The Association for Post-Natal Illness is the leading charitable organisation in its field. It has 3 aims;
  • Provide support to those suffering from post-natal illness
  • Increase public awareness of the illness
  • Encourage research into its cause/nature

Best Beginnings/Baby Buddy App

Web: www.bestbeginnings.org.uk

Tel: 020 7443 7895

Email: info@bestbeginnings.org.uk

Address: 36 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 3QB

Best Beginnings works collaboratively to develop and disseminate quality-assured educational content and tools to support the transition to parenthood during pregnancy and the early stages of parenting.

Baby Buddy is there our free multi-award winning pregnancy and parenting app, designed to support the communication and work of medical professionals. It provides easy access to trusted, evidence-based information and self-care tools during the transition to parenthood and throughout the early stages of parenting.

Best Use of Medicines in Pregnancy (BUMPS)

Web: www.medicinesinpregnancy.org

A website dedicated to providing reliable, evidence-based, and accurate information about use of medicines in pregnancy, in the form of freely available patient information leaflets.

Children and Young People’s Emotional Wellbeing Hub

Web: www.infolink.suffolk.gov.uk/kb5/suffolk/infolink/advice.page?id=Nh2oJw7Qq4I

Tel: 0345 600 2090

The Emotional Wellbeing Hub provides information, advice, and guidance if you are worried about the emotional wellbeing and mental health of a child or young person aged 0-25 years. Or if you are a young person who needs emotional wellbeing support. The Emotional Wellbeing Hub is a multi-agency team offering a central point of contact for families, professionals, and young people to access mental health services or to discuss concerns about the emotional wellbeing of a child or young person in East or West Suffolk.

Epic Dad

Web: www.epicdad.co.uk

Tel: 07717744608

Email: info@epicdad.co.uk

Facebook: EPIC Dad

Address: EPIC Centre, Risby Truckstop, 117 Newmarket Road, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP28 6RD

EPIC Dad is a community interest company with a focus on supporting fathers, father figures and families. They run social and support groups, including a dinner clubs, retro games nights, mentoring, fatherhood preparation classes, parenting courses and events for dads and male carers to attend with their children. They also are an invaluable resource and can signpost to other agencies.

Fathers Reaching Out

Web: www.reachingoutpmh.co.uk

Email: info@reachingoutpmh.co.uk

Facebook: ReachingOutPMH

Mark Williams founded Fathers Reaching Out after his own experience of postnatal depression. He writes a blog, is a national campaigner for perinatal mental health and is a public speaker.

Get Me Out The Four Walls

Web: www.getmeout.org.uk

Email: info@getmeout.org.uk

Facebook: Get Me Out The Four Walls Suffolk


Address: Various locations across Suffolk

Get Me Out The Four Walls is a registered maternal mental health charity that offers informal social events.

Offers an opportunity to escape your four walls and to interact with other parents helping to prevent the feeling of loneliness and isolation you may feel as a new parent.

Home Start

Web: www.home-start.org.uk

Home-Start works with families in communities right across the UK. Starting in the home, their approach is as individual as the people they helping. No judgement, it is just compassionate, confidential help and expert support.


Web: www.kooth.com

Kooth, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of need.

XenZone is a provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults.

The Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA) is a charity and coalition of UK organisations with a vision to see all women across the UK get consistent, accessible and quality care and support for their mental health during pregnancy and in the year after giving birth.

Maternal OCD

Web: www.maternalocd.org

Email: info@maternalocd.org


Maternal OCD is a charity co-founded by two mothers who have experienced and recovered from extreme perinatal obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Maternal OCD aims are to:
  • Raise awareness of perinatal OCD to healthcare professionals, mums to be/new mums, researchers and national decision-makers
  • Provide information and support to mums and their families
  • Encourage and support perinatal OCD research

Medicines Advice Helpline

Web: www.esneft.nhs.uk/service/pharmacy/medicine-advice

Tel: 01473 703604


A free service for all Ipswich Hospital patients to find out information about their medication.

Mini First Aid

Web: www.suffolk.minifirstaid.co.uk

Tel: 07706 068980

Email: naomi@minifirstaid.co.uk

Address: various locations


Mini First Aid offers a range of classes for all the family; parents, grandparents, carers and for children, training them in basic and life-saving first aid.

PANDAS – Pre and postnatal depression advice and support

Web: www.pandasfoundation.org.uk

Helpline: 0843 28 98 401 open 9am to 8pm every day

Email: contact@pandasfoundation.org.uk


PANDAS Foundation helps support and advises any parent experiencing perinatal mental health illness.

Local support group meets on the first Monday of the month at The Highfields Children’s Centre, Chesterfield Drive, Ipswich.  For further information and referral to the group, call 01473 742534.


Web: www.qwell.io

Qwell, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for adults accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of need.

XenZone is a provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults.

Relate Suffolk

Web: www.relate.org.uk/norfolk-suffolk

Tel: 01473 254118

Relate are there to help you make the most of your couple and family relationships, past, present or future. They can help you even if you’re not currently in a relationship. They provide relationship counselling, sex therapy, friendly and informal workshops for people at important stages in their relationship and have online help pages. They also work to champion the importance of relationships in society and in the media and work with the government to ensure relationship support is kept at the heart of public policy. They also carry out research and make recommendations.


Web: www.samaritans.org

Tel: 116 123 / 01473 211133

Email: jo@samaritans.org

Address: 140 St Helen’s Street, Ipswich, IP4 2LE

Samaritans is a unique charity dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to suicide.

Suffolk Babies

Web: www.suffolkbabies.co.uk

Tel: 01473 612972

Email: info@suffolkbabies.co.uk

Address: Unit 7 Grange Business Centre, Tommy Flowers Dr, Kesgrave, IP5 2BY

Classes held at various locations across Suffolk.

Suffolk Babies is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company, providing high quality, affordable education, continuity and support from pregnancy to preschool. Classes include: Preparation for Birth, Baby massage, Baby yoga, Fitmumas, Understanding your Toddler, Sling library.

Also hosts the Maternity Voices Partnership.

Health and Children’s Centres offer families with young children under the age of 5, a friendly place to go to access a range of activities and support services.

Suffolk Mind

Web: www.suffolkmind.org.uk


Tel: 0300 111 6000

Email: info@suffolkmind.org.uk

Address: Quay Place (St Mary on the Quay)
Key Street,

Suffolk Mind also has bases in Felixstowe, Bury St Edmunds and Saxmundham


Suffolk Mind have a wide range of courses, training and therapeutic services which can enable you to better understand mental wellbeing and how you can help improve or maintain your own. Skills learnt can also help you support others. This knowledge can be applied at both home and work to help you get the best from your life and to feel happier and healthier.

Mind is a national charity which campaigns improved mental health services and support and to raise awareness. They also provide information leaflets regarding mental health conditions.

Suffolk Wellbeing

Web: www.wellbeingnands.co.uk

Tel: 0300 123 1503

Address: The Suffolk Wellbeing Service,
The Conifers,

Drayton High Road,



Wellbeing Suffolk provide a range of support for people with common mental health and emotional issues, such as low mood, depression or stress. They work with you to help you make the necessary changes to improve your wellbeing and quality of life. Their services are free and are available to people and for people of all ages.


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