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Mum’s Mind: Perinatal mental health support service

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust runs the first dedicated perinatal mental health ChatHealth text messaging service- called Mum’s Mind. This confidential service offers advice and information to support mothers across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland who struggle with mental health issues during pregnancy and baby’s first year.

The Mum’s Mind ChatHealth text service can provide advice on a range of issues, from sleep problems, anxiety and panic attacks to depression, psychosis, OCD and medication concerns. The service can signpost users to other support available from GPs, midwives and health visitors, psychological therapies, benefits advisors, social care providers and birth reflections.

It can also help with practical advice on issues, such as mums who might be experiencing bonding and attachment issues in pregnancy and after the birth of their baby.

Family members and loved ones who are concerned about the mental wellbeing of a new mum during the perinatal period can also use the service to get advice and guidance.

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The service operates Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm, excluding bank holidays. All texts will be responded to by a member of the perinatal mental health team within 24 hours. Outside of the working hours, you’ll receive a message back to inform you that your text will be responded to once the line reopens.

Text Mum’s Mind: 07507 330 026

The Mum’s Mind service is not a crisis service and does not provide general advice on baby care.

You can access advice on family health, baby care, and parenting through LPT’s original ChatHealth service.

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Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust runs a confidential secure text messaging service for parents of children aged 0-19 years called Chat Health. The service operates Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, excluding bank holidays. All texts will be responded to by a public health nurse (health visitor/school nurse) within 24 hours. Outside of the service working hours, you’ll receive a message back to inform you that your text will be responded to once the line reopens.

Should you require urgent health advice in the meantime, please contact your GP, visit an NHS walk-in centre or call NHS 111. For emergencies, dial 999 or visit A&E.

Page last reviewed: 29-07-2019

Next review due: 29-07-2022