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Mental Health Services

Mental Health Services 

Everybody has mental health and we all need to do what we can to take care of it, just as we do with our physical health. 

Mental well being is about how you feel in yourself, how you communicate positively with those around you and how you cope with everyday stresses that life throws at you.

Everyone will have times in their lives when they feel stressed or worried, which can sometimes lead to more profound mental health issues.

Our mental health, whether good or bad, has an impact on all parts of our lives, from how we see ourselves to how we see and treat other people. 

Improve your Mental Health

Your life can be easier and more enjoyable if you take some of the following steps to improve your mental health:

  • Talk about your feelings 
  • Stay active/enjoy exercise
  • Eat a healthy balanced diet and drink sensibly
  • Stay in touch with friends and loved ones 
  • Accept who you
  • Take a break 

There is a wealth of information out there to support you with your mental health. Take a 10 minutes and check out some of the following resources:

In Sefton there is a range of local and national organisations who can support you with your mental health, which you can find at the Adult Services Directory 

Building Attachments and Bonds Service (BABs)

Sometimes things can get in the way of you enjoying your relationship with your baby, such as depression, anxiety, a difficult birth, worries about your baby, or your own parenting experience and difficult events from the past. Having a baby can activate so many of our own insecurities and vulnerabilities as parents.

By offering specialist, therapeutic parent-infant mental health support during pregnancy and in the postnatal period – the BABs team can help parents to 'separate out' their own past and present struggles and issues, which without this specialist support, can have a huge impact on the parent-infant bond, relationship and mental health of both.

They provide easy to engage, non-judgemental parent-infant therapy and support, for pregnant women, new parents and their partners, who struggle with their emotional wellbeing, other vulnerabilities, and who have concerns about their bonding and relationship with their baby. They are a team of clinical psychologists parent infant therapists and multi-disciplinary professionals and volunteers who are passionate and committed to supporting parents in the Knowsley and Sefton communities.

The service is for parents and carers in Sefton who are pregnant or have a baby up to three months at the time of referral and be registered with a GP or living in Sefton. Referrals need to be made via any professional working with the parent, such as a health visitor, midwife, family nurse, GP, Social Worker, Early Help worker We welcome telephone enquiries to discuss suitability prior to referral.

Please call us on 07787 277 524 if you would like to arrange this.



Last Updated on Thursday, May 30, 2024

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