Perinatal Support


Becoming a new parent is a time of mixed emotions and for some it can be quite an adjustment – this can bring up difficult thoughts and feelings. Although having a baby is meant to be a wonderful occasion, you may not be feeling like that and you are not alone. Many people, perhaps one in ten, experience anxiety, low mood, intrusive thoughts and other mental health symptoms during pregnancy and up until the first year after baby is born.

Newham Talking Therapies provides a range of support for parents with perinatal difficulties ranging from anxiety about becoming a new parent, negative beliefs, adjustments, relationship difficulties to managing mood and worry.

Please click the links below to find out more…

Parenting Partners group

The group offers a space to explore common mental health challenges that can occur when becoming a parent and aims to bring new Dads or Partners together to learn new ways to cultivate their mental wellbeing. 

Parenting Partners group will help partners of the main care giver (Dad/Mum/Partner) and is also suitable for individuals in same sex relationships of course.

It provides a space to explore common perinatal difficulties such as managing mood, navigating adjustments in relationships, beliefs about becoming parents and uncertainties.

Our online group runs on a Tuesday morning at 10am. You can join via a mobile, tablet or PC. Speak with your professional to find out more. 

Babies joining is very much encouraged!

Parents Matter group

This group is aimed at new parents who are looking to find ways to manage their emotional and mental health following the birth of their baby. This can be an emotional time full of adjustments, new experiences and learning. 

Parents Matter group offers a space to explore common mental health challenges that can occur when becoming a parent. The group aims to bring new parents together to learn new ways to cultivate their mental wellbeing. 

Our online group runs on a Monday morning at 10am. You can join via a mobile, tablet or PC. 

This group will be run by Rebecca O’Neil who is a great integrative therapist with many years experience working with perinatal charities and teams.

Babies joining is very much encouraged!

TLC Perinatal Workshop

(Guided self help)
This guided self-help group is available to anyone accessing treatment already such as 1-2-1, other groups or SilverCloud. Clients can do this as an extra to help them meet other parents and explore common mental health difficulties whilst learning some low intensity CBT strategies for chronic worry and depression.

 Our group runs over 6 weeks and is a great space to learn ways to lift mood and reduce anxiety related to becoming a parent. The group is a space to meet other parents, learn parenting ideas and share your experiences and is ideal for new and expectant mums. 

The group is a gentle, paced workshop where each session you will be able to take away strategy to apply into your week, with the aim of making a change with your mental health. Babies joining is very much encouraged!

ELFT Perinatal Services

The dedicated team at ELFT Perinatal Services offers mental health support to people expecting a baby or who have recently given birth, and their families throughout the pregnancy right up until the baby’s first birthday.

We can provide support and help to people who are expectant and have given birth, their partners and families, as well as advising clinicians.

Click here for more information and to visit the ELFT Perinatal Team website and here for a selection of useful resources.

Prenatal Positivity Video

We also have one-off community workshops which can provide a taste of what these groups can offer, please call us 020 8475 8080 or click here to register your interest.