Online Support for Mums

 

There are some incredible resources out there for Mums, you just need to know where to look!  I’ve pulled together a list here which I hope you find useful. Please don’t struggle alone if you need some support – use these resources, reach out to a friend or drop me a line, I’ll always be happy to hear from you.
KENT LOCAL

 

Birth Positively

Folkestone based hypnobirthing courses

Kent Mums on the Doorstep

Parent Community and Listings

Homestart Shepway

A voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families

Folkestone Maternity Collective

An excellent FB group for new parents showcasing the local services and support on offer.

Newbie Parents in Folkestone

Another excellent FB group detailing listings, activities and events in Folkestone

MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH

 

www.nhs.com

Probably every parents most-visited website in general – but also a key resource for mental health advice and support

www.mind.org.uk

For all mental health services

Maternal Mental Health Alliance Resource Hub

For a huge amount of literature around maternal mental health and the available support

Anna Mathur

Instagrammer and trained Psychotherapist with a range of books and courses

@motherhoodunderstood

A fantastic account for maternal support

 

COMMUNITIES, INFO & ADVICE

 

NHS Start4Life

NHS for parents – Emails week by week with developmental information and practical tips

NHS Start4Life Breastfeeding Tool

Tips and advice for breastfeeding mothers

The GP Mum

GP Mum of Two with excellent advice

Big Little Feelings

Amazing instagram account and advice hub for parents of toddlers

The Motherload FB Group

A community of support for Mothers

Can I Breastfeed in it FB Group

A community of bf mums discussing everything, including bf clothing

The Food Safety Mum

Fully qualified EHO with amazing food safety, weaning and hygiene advice for parents

PODCASTS & INFLUENCERS

 

@motherkind_zoe @happymumhappybaby

These podcasts have some great free episodes that explore maternal mental health, as well as many other aspects of parenting

The Imperfectly Imperfect Parent

Heather is wonderful – real, engaging and full of the wisest words and parenting observations

Sketchy Mama

An illustrator and her heartfelt illustrations on parenthood are beautiful, comforting and so astute.

If you are suffering symptoms of pre or post natal depression, anxiety or have any mental health concerns at all, it is advisable to contact your GP for immediate support