Having a baby can be a joyous occasion, but it can also be quite stressful. Sleepless nights, health concerns, juggling childcare, and housework and/or your job can be challenging. Some women also experience post-natal depression. Thought to affect up to 23% of women, post-natal depression can make life even more challenging. 

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

In a recent study, it was found that up to 47.5% of women had post-natal depression during lockdown. It’s thought that levels were this high due to some mothers having very little social contact during lockdown. While it was still possible to meet people online, they still felt isolated as there seemed to be a lack of online support. This suggests that social isolation can have a large impact on post-natal depression. 

Many mothers struggled as they almost felt burdened by the demands of parenthood. They had no relief, as such from looking after their baby as they had to stay at home all the time. 

The 2021 study ends by suggesting that now is the time to reach out to new parents and offer them the help and social interaction they initially missed out on. 

 

We offer mental health support in Barlby, Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

Interested in helping those who are struggling with their mental health? We offer Mental Health First Aid training in Selby. Contact us at info@communitea.org.uk