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Acacia Family Support - Ante and postnatal depression support services

Help for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Mums / Dads

Welcome to Acacia's dedicated section for mums and dads from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. We are here to help you.  You don't have to go through this on your own.  If you would like to use our service please complete the secure online self referral form below.  If you are finding this difficult just give us a ring on 0121 301 5990, email us at help@acacia.org.uk or use the link here to ask us a question.

On these pages we have tried to pull together some information to help you.  Please click on any of the links below to find BAME specific video's, information and free downloadable stuff.

If you scroll down to the bottom of the page you will find some video's of other mums' stories.  These mums have experienced postnatal depression and anxiety and have recovered from it.  You can too, you just need to get some help and start putting one foot in front of the other.  This is a temporary illness and we're here to help you get better.



How to refer yourself to our service
If you would like to use our service you can fill in a secure self referral form by clicking here.   if you have difficulty writing in English and would prefer to ring us please phone 0121 301 5990 and someone from Acacia will ask you the questions over the phone and complete the self referral form for you.   If you would just like to ask us a question please click here.


Self Referral
Acacia Leaflets
Acacia produces two leaflets specifically aimed at south Asian families.  They can be downloaded below.  We also produce hard copies.  If you would like to obtain any of our leaflets or booklets please get in touch.  Please note that for larger quantities we may need to make a charge.


Basic information about postnatal depression in different languages
Please click on the links below to access two basic information sheets for families in many languages which are available from Medline Plus. 

Emotional changes after birth
Postpartum depression (PND)


Both of these fact sheets provide a very brief look at some of the feelings a mum can face after giving birth.  The sheets both point out that if the feelings are severe or last longer than a couple of weeks there may be a more serious problem.  
Bethel Doula Service for vulnerable and isolated pregnant women
The Bethel Doula service provides support to vulnerable and isolated pregnant women in Birmingham during their pregnancies, their childbirth and after their babies have been born. Our staff and team of experienced Senior Doulas and Volunteer Doulas help service users by:
  • meeting with and listening to each new service user to assess their needs
  • being a supportive and friendly birth partner
  • helping women to attend medical appointments
  • arranging essentials such as baby clothes, nappies and Moses baskets
  • providing breast feeding support
  • hosting a weekly Mother & Baby group
  • running a fortnightly Parent Education & Health class
  • providing friendly emotional and practical support
  • helping to access other local support services
For more information click on this link:  www.bethelnetwork.org.uk/doula
or ring 0121 306 0111
Parenting Courses for Muslim Families
Approachable Parenting offers a variety of services, including recognized evidence based parenting courses, for the needs of Muslim families.  Click here to visit the website.


MUMS STORIES


Perinatal Positivity in Urdu
Joshna's Story
Shabina's Story
Perinatal Positivity in Arabic

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