If you are feeling overwhelmed please reach out and talk to a friend, relative, your GP or health visitor.
Here is a link to my Blog post on Overwhelm:
Below are also links to some organisations who may be able to help. You are not alone...
National Parent Helpline: A free helpline providing support, advice, and information for parents in the UK. Phone: 0808 800 2222 (9:30am-4pm, Monday to Friday) Website: https://www.familylives.org.uk/how-we-can-help/confidential-helpline/
Family Lives: A charity offering a range of services to support families, including a helpline, online forums, and parenting courses. Phone: 0808 800 2222 (9am-9pm, Monday to Friday; 10am-3pm, Saturday and Sunday) Website: https://www.familylives.org.uk/
YoungMinds Parents Helpline: A helpline offering support and advice for parents concerned about their child's mental health. Phone: 0808 802 5544 (9:30am-4pm, Monday to Friday) Website: https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-helpline/
MindEd: An online resource providing information and guidance on children and young people's mental health, including resources for parents and caregivers. Website: https://www.minded.org.uk/
Family Action: A charity providing a range of services for families, including counseling, support groups, and parenting programs. Website: https://www.family-action.org.uk/
Home-Start UK: A network of local organizations offering support, friendship, and practical assistance to parents with young children. Website: https://www.home-start.org.uk/
NHS.uk Parenting: The National Health Service (NHS) website provides a wealth of information and resources on parenting, child development, and common challenges parents face. Website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/
Mind (https://www.mind.org.uk/need-urgent-help/using-this-tool/): Mind is a mental health charity in the United Kingdom that provides information, support, and campaigns to improve the well-being of individuals experiencing mental health issues. Their website offers a variety of resources, including a tool for finding urgent help, which allows users to search for local mental health services.
Pandas Foundation (https://pandasfoundation.org.uk/how-we-can-support-you/): The Pandas Foundation is a UK-based charity that offers support and information to individuals affected by perinatal mental health conditions, such as postnatal depression. They provide a range of services, including a helpline, support groups, and online resources, aimed at supporting parents and families during the perinatal period.
Samaritans (https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/): Samaritans is a UK-based charity that provides emotional support to individuals in distress or at risk of suicide. They offer a 24/7 helpline service, where trained volunteers provide non-judgmental listening and support to anyone who needs someone to talk to. Samaritans aim to reduce feelings of isolation and help individuals find ways to cope with their emotions and thoughts.
Here is the bottle image that I use in my blog post.