Pre and postnatal depression
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Support For Dads & Partners

Anybody can get mental health problems when having a baby, at any time of life, irrespective of gender, age, culture or social background and this is no less true of dads/partners. 

Perinatal mental health problems are far more common than you think. In fact whilst one in 5 new mums experience them, up to one in 10 new dads or partners are also likely to develop them.  For this reason Acacia has been supporting dads and partners for many years.  

Please click on the links below to access information, videos, self help and links to free resources.

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Please remember that Acacia is not a crisis service and if you are feeling really unwell with your mental health and are concerned you must contact your GP or mental health professional as soon as possible.   If you feel like you are suffering a mental health crisis: 
  • In a life-threatening situation call 999.
  • In Birmingham and Solihull you can ring 0121 262 3555 to access the new 24/7 NHS urgent mental health helpline for all ages.  You can use this helpline to get expert advice and assessment for children and adults and you can call for yourself or on behalf of someone else.
  • If you live outside Birmingham the link is here to find your local urgent helpline. Just enter your postcode and it then gives you the right phone number.    
  • You can also call 111 or request an urgent GP appointment.
  • Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope. Just text SHOUT to 85258.  The text is free and anonymous on all major UK networks.
  • Alternatively, in Birmingham and Solihull please contact your mental health crisis team:
                For Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust (BSMHFT - 25yrs and over) call 0121 301 5500.
                For Forward Thinking Birmingham (24 yrs and younger) 0300 300 0099.

  • and if you have a Midwife and/or Health Visitor contact them as a matter of urgency.

If you live in Birmingham and need help?

Need Help? If you need help or support or have any questions please call.
0121 301 5990
or click here to email us

If you live outside of Birmingham and need help?

View the website If you need help or support please visit the Hearts and Minds website.