Perinatal Mental Health Services useful information

Publication date:
24 August 2022
Date range:
August 2022 - ongoing

Useful contacts

Perinatal Mental Health Community Service (PMHCS):

Poppy House, 20-22 Oakapple Lane,
Maidstone, Kent ME16 9NW
01622 722321

Eastern and Coastal Area Offices,
Littlebourne Road, Canterbury, Kent CT1 1AZ
01227 768928

Elizabeth Raybould Centre, Bow Arrow
Lane, Dartford, Kent DA2 6PB
01622 722321

Referrals should be sent via

Useful contacts


classes and advice network


West Kent drug and alcohol wellbeing
01622 690864

Dad AF App

Making Miracles: trauma and bereavement care

Family Lives

Parenting and family support
0808 800 2222

Insight Healthcare

Free NHS talking therapy service
0300 555 5555 (North and East Kent)
0300 029 3000 (Medway)

Kent Advocacy
0300 343 5714

Kent Sheds

Which offers a programme of support to men with mental health problems or social isolation.

Live Well Kent and Medway

Free mental health support.
0800 567 7699

Maternal OCD

Mental Health Matters
0800 107 0160


Help for mental health problems.
0300 123 3393 / text 86463

National Childbirth Trust

The UK’s largest charity for parents
0300 330 0700


Parenting advice and information.

No Panic

Helping to break the chains of anxiety disorders
0844 967 4848


Pre and post natal depression advice and support.
0843 289 8401


The relationship people.
0300 100 1234


Working to create better lives for people affected by mental health.
0121 522 7007

Rubicon Cares

Counselling for victims of serious crimes.
01622 230736

116 123

We Are With You

Free, confidential talking therapies.
0300 012 0012

Women’s Aid

Domestic abuse support.
0808 200 0247


Talking therapy provider
0330 0153 495

Anxiety or panic attack resources

Better Health - Every Mind Matters

Offers a personalised action plan for managing stress, anxiety and sleeplessness.

How to Stop Worrying

Frank Tallis

Overcoming Anxiety

Helen Kennerley

Overcoming Panic

Derrick Silove and Vijaya Manicavasagar

Parenting resources

Baby Buddy app

Free app for parents and parents-to-be. Available on Google Play and the App Store.


Online advice and support you can trust

Mindful Motherhood

Cassandra Vieten.

Three Shoes, One Sock and No Hairbrush

Everything you need to know about having your second child, Rebecca Abrams.

Understanding Your Baby

Sophie Boswell.

Why Love Matters

How affection shapes a baby’s brain, Sue Gerhardt.

Suggested reading and resources for mood disorders

Eyes without sparkle

A journey through postnatal illness, Elaine Hanzak.

Mind over mood

Change how you feel by changing the way you think, Dennis Greenberger

Overcoming depression and low mood

A five areas approach, Chris Williams.

Overcoming mood swings

Jan Scott

A cheerful book about depression

Gwyneth Lewis

The feeling good handbook

David D. Burns

Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub

Help and support if you are feeling low in mood.

Details correct at time of print: August 2022