Perinatal Mental Health Support services

Perinatal Mental Health Supporting Services -  Accessing other services can help improve your mental health.

Pontefract / Castleford

  • Talking Shop. Counselling and therapies - Free drop in access to talking therapies from Turning point. Women in Perinatal period prioritised. Self referral. Help with issues such as depression, worry, stress, anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). / 01924 234 860

  • Parents to be course - A 5 week pre-birth course with a follow up of a 4 week course when babies are 6 weeks old. The sessions at Children centres are designed to offer intensive practical support and information to expectant parents.

    One to one sessions can be negotiated if needed.  Julie Lambert 01977 723165 or Helena Denton 01977 723951 for East hubs

  • Postnatal well being course. Well women’s centre 

    FREE for 6 sessions Every Wednesday, starting 12th September 1pm—2:30pm.A course for women to come together and share their postnatal experience. It offers a safe space to explore symptoms related to low mood, anxiety or sleep deprivation, and to consider helpful strategies such as relaxation techniques. Courses and services are open to women who live within the Wakefield district onlly.


  • Aunty PAMs -

    Supporting mums to be. Time to listen, non-judgmental peer support. Help to reduce social isolation and signpost to services. Swap shop offers free clothes and equipment.

    Dewsbury Centre, 9 Northgate, Dewsbury, WF13 1DS
    Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10am - 3pm

  • Well Womens Centre (Women Centre Ltd Dewsbury) - Drop-in, counselling, one-to-one support, group work, self help groups, creative approaches, confidence building, eating disorder groups, pregnancy testing, links to community groups, community building, anger management, walking groups, information knowledge and other opportunities.

  • Talk Thru - Pregnancy choices, miscarriage, baby loss, Postnatal trauma, birth trauma, counselling support.

  • Stronger Families / Mental Health in families team - -

  • Changes - Community Links Changes provides a specialist support service to women with recent offending and complex needs, including Personality Disorder, in the Kirklees area. Traits of this diagnosis include : self-harm; low self-esteem; struggling to engage and/or express needs; difficulty adapting to change; anti-social behaviour; impulsivity, difficulties with relationships.

  • Children’s centres  - Sensory room, library, café, Family support and bonding. Rhythm and rhyme, baby group, midwife drop in, right steps, baby massage, breastfeeding, well womens.



  • Seedlings - held at South Ossett Baptist church. Supporting new and expectant mums. Support from qualified PANDAS (Pre and Postnatal Depression Advice and Support) representative and qualified counselling practitioner.

    Meet Monday 13.00 – 14.30. Each week has different themes. Good for women with anxiety and depression to meet other mums experiencing similar issues. 

    Tracey 07580513605 /Kirsty 07891236989.

  • Talking Shop. Counselling and therapies Free drop in access to talking therapies from Turning point. Women in Perinatal period prioritised. Not GP referral.  As well as one-to-one therapy sessions, Turning Point can help with issues such as depression, worry, stress, anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

  • Bliss - Supporting women who’s baby is or was on special baby care unit and are looking for local support or just want to talk to other parents who have been through a similar experience. Every first Monday in the month 10.00 - 12.00. held at Pinmoor Childrens Centre, Eastmoor Road. 01924 302646.

  • FAB Families and Babies - Not just Breast feeding support. Drop in support and access to a range of services provided across the whole of Wakefield District. 19-20 Westmorland House Wakefield.

  • Well Women Centre - Women-only services delivered either from the main centre at Trinity Church Gate or within one of our designated outreach venues within the district.

    Providing a holistic, non-medical approach to women’s health and well-being, we offer a range of services including; counselling therapies, self-dev courses, services for women with multiple and complex needs.

  • Live Well - Supporting healthy living for the people of Wakefield. Sign-posting to info and services, coping with everyday life. Individual, personalised support at home or community. Support for people feeling alone or lonely, social opportunities. Help if feeling low or anxious. Getting involved in the community.

  • Home Start - Peer support volunteers for families. To help give people the best possible start in life, Home-Start supports parents as they grow in confidence, strengthen their relationship with their children and widen their links with the local community. Home-Start offers support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children in the local community.