There’s help if you need it

Lockdown can be a lonely time for mums and it may feel harder to access support. But you are not alone, there’s a wealth of support out there. Here’s some key websites and helplines you can access. And remember, children under 5 do not count towards two people meeting up outside. So reach out to another mum, wrap up warm and meet for a socially distanced walk for your daily exercise. Playgrounds are also staying open.

 

National Childbirth Trust (NCT): 0300 330 0700

National Breastfeeding UK: 0300 100 0212

La Leche League Breastfeeding (LLL): 0345 1202918

Association for Postnatal Illness (APNI): 0207 386 0868

Family Lives England/Wales (general parent support): 0808 800 2222

Children 1st Parentline Scotland: 0800 028 2233

Twins Trust (twins, triplets, quads): 0800 138 0509

Gingerbread (for single parents): 0808 802 0925

Contact (families with disabled children): 0808 808 3555

National Domestic Abuse (link opens in new tab): 0808 2000 247

Samaritans: 116 123

The Trussell Trust for foodbanks

Hygiene Bank for toiletries

Home Start for practical help

 

Want to help other parents in your local community who may need it at this time? Check out the article we posted back in Spring about our partnership with the Hygiene Bank and helping out in the community during the first Covid lockdown. It contains ideas and suggestions to suit all circumstances.

Take care, Mum and You xx

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