Useful Links

If you are looking for further support, don't hesitate to get in touch with any of these organisations:

Birth Trauma Association
http://www.birthtraumaassociation.org.uk/
A charity that supports women who suffer birth trauma – a shorthand term for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after birth. ​
Perinatal Support Services
https://www.family-action.org.uk/what-we-do/early-years/perinatal-support-services/
The Family Action Perinatal Support Services are early intervention, low intensity services for those with low to moderate level diagnosed mental health issues or who are at risk of developing perinatal mental illness.
Sure Start
https://www.gov.uk/find-sure-start-childrens-centre
Sure Start centres give help and advice on child and family health, parenting, money, training and employment. Some centres also provide early learning and full day care for pre-school children.
AIMS
https://www.aims.org.uk/about-aims
AIMS works towards better births for all by campaigning and information sharing, protecting human rights in childbirth and helping women to know their rights, whatever birth they want, and wherever they want it.
Reading Maternity Voices
http://readingmaternityvoices.org.uk
RMV works together to review and contribute to the development of local maternity services. They are an independent body, reporting to the local Federation of GP Commissioning Groups that commissions maternity services.
SHaRON - Support Hope & Recovery Online Network
https://www.sharon.nhs.uk
Designed and developed in 2009 SHaRON provides a safe and secure digital environment where service users, clinicians, ex-service users, volunteers and other professionals can communicate.
Tessa Yoga, Reading
http://www.tessayoga.co.uk
Courses & workshops designed with women in mind from Yoga, hypnobirthing, active birth to deep relaxation and understanding your menstrual cycle. Based in Caversham, Berkshire and online resources.
Maternity Action Campaign
https://www.maternityactioncampaigns.org.uk
Join Maternity Action in calling for an end to unfair redundancies for pregnant women and new parents.
Berkshire Mummies
https://berkshiremummies.co.uk
The Berkshire Mummies blog was started in 2017 by Shona, a Berkshire mum of two. The aim of Berkshire Mummies is to share helpful information for Parents, Grandparents and Carers based in Berkshire. When Shona’s first child was younger Shona spent hours trawling the internet for places to go and things to do with her child. Berkshire Mummies was born from Shona sharing the days out she had organised for her family. Over the years Berkshire Mummies has grown and continues to grow. There are School Holiday What’s on Guides, blog posts about days out, family friendly walks, places to play and learn and much much more in Berkshire and the surrounding counties. Berkshire Mummies can be found via their webpage, Instagram & Facebook.
Berkshire Women's Aid
http://www.berkshirewomensaid.org.uk
Berkshire Women's Aid provide a range of services and programmes to enable people experiencing domestic abuse to make choices about their future and to rebuild their lives. You can find out more via their webpage or by contacting them on 0118 950 4003 or by emailing them at [email protected] All communication is confidential.
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