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Mental Health Support At Work

We know from our own research that 53% of returning mums link episodes of depression with poor treatment at work, while 30% of mothers who return to work after maternity leave encounter a mental health issue. Add to this the mental and emotional strain of an employment tribunal, and it’s easy to understand how you might need support for your mental health.

While we would like to be able to support mums in this area, we’re not yet qualified or funded to do so. The advisers that staff our advice lines are only able to provide support on employment rights, and not mental health. If you are concerned about your own mental health or that of a mum you know, then you can contact your GP, midwife or health visitor for advice or call one of these fantastic organisations and speak to a qualified advisor:

Association of Postnatal Illness
Helpline hours: 10am – 2pm
Tel: 0207 386 0868

Helpline hours: 9am-8pm every day
Tel: 0843 2898 401

Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
Tel: 116 123 (free phone)

Twins Trust
Helpline hours: Monday to Friday, 10am to 1pm and from 7pm to 10pm
Tel: 0800 138 0509

Helpline hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Tel: 0800 0147 800

In case of an emergency, please phone 999.



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