Download the free Baby Buddy app – health professionals in Leeds use a range of tools including a free app called Baby Buddy. The app acts as your personal baby ‘bubby’ which can guide you through your pregnancy and the first 6 months of your baby’s life. The app was developed by a charity called Best Beginnings with the help of mums, partners, midwives and GPs. The app contains films featuring families from Leeds who talk about their emotional health. The app is available free from Google Play or from the App Store. You can read the app’s privacy policy and terms of use here. There is also a web version of Baby Buddy.


Helpful resources

Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust self-help leaflet – explore the bookcase to find the postnatal depression leaflet.

Royal Society of Psychiatrists leaflet – postpartum psychosis – postnatal depression

From Dads to Dads – is a website featuring real life experiences, useful facts and information laid out simply by experts in the field.

Perinatal Mental Health Treatment: free evidence-based resources for new parents

Pandas Foundation is an organisation which helps individuals and their families with pre and postnatal depression advice and support. They also offer support to families in the antenatal period. The Pandas Foundation helpline is open 9am to 8pm on 0843 2898401.

Tommy’s: Mental health before, during and after pregnancy

MindMate – I’m a parent or carer