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Depression and stress

Association for Postnatal Illness (APNI)

25 Jerdan Place
London SW6 1BE

(020) 7386 0868 (10am–2pm Mon–Fri)

Telephone support for mothers suffering from postnatal depression. Send SAE for information pack.*

Meet-a-mum Association (MAMA)

26 Avenue Road
South Norwood

London SE25 4DX

(020) 8771 5595
(020) 8768 0123
(Helpline 7pm–10pm Mon–Fri)

In Wales:

Room 1

Mansel House
99 Mansel Street
Swansea SA1 5UE

Support for mothers suffering from postnatal depression or who feel lonely and isolated looking after a child at home. Will try to put you in touch with another mother who has experienced similar problems, or with a group of mothers locally, or help you to find ways of meeting people. Write with SAE for details of local groups.*

MIND (National Association for Mental Health)

Granta House
15–19 Broadway
London E15 4BQ

(020) 3522 1754
0345 660 163 (Information Line 9.30am–4.30pm Mon–Fri)

In Northern Ireland:

NI Association for

Mental Health
Beacon House
80 University Street
Belfast BT7 1HE

(028) 9032 8474

Help for people with mental illness. Also advice about coming off antidepressants, tranquillisers, etc. Local associations.


Endway House
The Endway
Essex SS7 2AN

(01702) 554782
0800 800 2222 (Helpline 9am–9pm Mon–Fri. 12pm–5pm Sat, 10am–3pm Sun)
0800 783 6783 (Minicom)

Support for troubled parents in times of stress or crisis, chiefly through a confidential and anonymous telephone helpline.

Parents Advice Centre (NI)

Franklin House
12 Brunswick Street
Belfast BT2 7GE

(028) 9023 8800
(028) 7126 6663 (Helpline)
(028) 8775 2900 (Helpline)
(028) 2565 0099 (Helpline)

Support, guidance and counselling for parents with any family difficulties.

Parents Anonymous

6–9 Manor Gardens
London N7 6LA

(020) 7263 8918

A 24-hour telephone answering service Monday to Friday for parents who feel they can’t cope or who feel they might abuse their children.

We are indebted to Health Promotion England for their help in compiling this section.