In Something to Live For, Laura Canty tells her heartbreakingly honest and hopefully story of postnatal depression and how the NHS saved her and her family. Below are some resources are available to anyone who might be experiencing a similar journey.
Call 111 if you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do.
Call 999 in a medical emergency.
Your local GP
You have the legal right to choose a GP practice that best suits your needs.
PND Awareness and Support.
pandasfoundation.org.uk / 0808 1961 776
NHS urgent mental health helpline
For help during a mentalhealth crisis or emergency, 24-hour advice, 7 days a week.
Online counselling, peer support and selfhelp resources; no referral needed.
Baby Buddy app
Free NHS-accredited, multi-award-winning, interactive pregnancy and parenting app with 24-hour text messaging support.
Available from www.nhs. uk/apps-library/, the App Store (Apple), or Google Play (Android)
The essential guide for new dads, developed with the NHS. Available from the App Store (Apple), or Google Play (Android)
Parenting support charity.
Family information service providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation across the country.
Charity supporting families dealing with depression and anxiety related to pregnancy and birth.