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ELFT Perinatal Services

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Welcome to ELFT Perinatal Services

We are here to help

Our dedicated team offer mental health support to people expecting a baby or who have recently given birth and their families throughout pregnancy right up until the baby’s first birthday.

How We Can Help

Having a baby is meant to be a joyous occasion, but if that’s not what you’re experiencing know that you are not alone!

Up to 1 in 5 people experience anxiety, low mood, intrusive thoughts or other debilitating mental health symptoms during their pregnancy or after giving birth. 

This can be incredibly scary and isolating. It may be difficult to tell those close to you in case they don’t understand.

We want to assure you that you don’t need to do this alone. We are here to offer you support through this emotional time.

This website has been created in collaboration with people who have used our Perinatal services. They’ve been in your shoes and we’ve helped them through some darker days. Perhaps you recognise some of these statements? 

  • I’m worried about what people will think about me
  • I’m an awful person for not feeling happy and joyful
  • I’m worried other services will be called if I reach out for help
  • I’m worried that my friends and family will judge me
  • I’m worried that I’m just not a good parent

If any of this sounds familiar to you then know you’ve come to the right place. There is no judgement here. You are safe and in the caring hands of ELFT. 

What We Help With

It's okay if you're experiencing some of these feelings during pregnancy and after giving birth, but please don't suffer in silence. 

Help and support is out there, you can either fill in the self-referral form on this website or speak to your midwife, health visitor or GP about how you are feeling.

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Making a Referral

If you are pregnant or have recently given birth and find you are suffering mentally or emotionally, please do not suffer alone.  You can fill in the Self-Referral form by clicking on the links below and it will be sent to the team in your local area who will be in touch within 7 days.

Contact Us

Bedfordshire & Luton

City & Hackney

020 8510 8151


0207 363 8801

Tower Hamlets

0208 121 5425