baby massage image.jpgThis page includes a selection of resources,courses, guides and self-help treatments that may be a useful support for you to look at and use.

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Printable Leaflets

Choice and Medication© Leaflets are designed to help service users, carers and family members understand their medicines better, and to make more informed decisions, best as part of a discussion with a healthcare professional.


baby footMental health resources and wellbeing apps

Baby Buddy app offering evidence-based information and self-care tools to help parents during pregnancy and early stages of parenting

App users also have access to a confidential, text-based Crisis Messenger which provides 24/7 support for new and exectant parents who are feeling extremely anxious or overwhelmed

Best Beginnings simple,educational and interactive tools to support parents-to-be and new parents

Cry-sis a Uk charity offering help and support to parents with babies who cry excessively or have sleeping problems

Dorset Mental Health Forum is a local peer led charity. They aim to improve the lives of everyone affected by mental illness by promoting wellbeing and recovery

Dorset Recovery Education Centre provide different online learning options including podcasts, worksheets and videos  

Emotional Wellbeing information and an emotional wellbeing animation from maternitymatters Dorset

getselfhelp website with a lot of information and self help resources for mental wellbeing

Homestart is a local community network of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through their challenging times.

Find your local homestart here

Healthmeds useful link to find out more about how different treatments and drugs work

LiveWell Dorset a free service for adults in Dorset who would like to improve their health and wellbeing

Living life to the full Free online courses covering low mood, stress and resilience

Maternal Mental Health Alliance resources Mental health wellbeing tips for women who are pregnant or have recently given birth during the pandemic

Mental health apps NHS approved apps

Mind a mental health charity offering information and advice

Mindfulness NHS information on how mindfulness helps mental wellbeing

No Panic resources specialises in self-help recovery and provide people with the skills and resources they need to manage their condition and work towards recovery, enabling them to lead more fulfilled lives.

Nourish is a UK mental health and wellbeing app for mums. Created by a team of experts, the app provides a self-care toolkit and support team to give you instant moments of calm when you need it

Pandas is a community offering peer-topeer support for you, your family and your network

Perinatal treatment  free evidence-based mental health resources and courses website for new parents

The Blurt Foundation Blurt are dedicated to helping those with depression. 

Tommys a UK charity offering information on mental health before, during and after pregnancy

Try our 6 tips to help you be happier NHS tips on helping you to be happier, more in control and able to cope

Wessex Healthier together maternal mental health information

Caring for your baby resources and leaflets 

Health visiting service

Understanding childhood

Benefits of skin to skin contact with your baby

Building a happy brain

Crying and sleeping

The Association for Infant Mental Health (AIMH) have developed a set of video resources for parents with newborns and expectant parents to help them bond with their baby and foster emotional well-being. The videos include guides on understanding and responding to the cues your baby is giving you.

Bedtime meditation video In this 30-minute video, instructor Beth's soothing words and relaxing moves help you leave the stresses and strains of the day behind and prepare for restful sleep.

Prenatal and postnatal yoga video If you are pregnant or have recently given birth, gentle exercise can be helpful. In this 45-minute video designed for beginners, instructor Hester will help you to tone, stretch and relax.

Short clips demonstrating how a baby can be soothed and relaxed through massage

People that use services