Help in a crisis

More links and information

Booklets to view/download

Useful services and resources

Non-urgent advice: Specialist Mother and Baby Mental Health Service

The Specialist Mother and Baby Mental Health Service is a perinatal mental health service for mothers and birthing parents at high risk of, or experiencing, severe perinatal mental health issues. 

Some mothers and birthing parents may need the Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven (BDCFT) Specialist Mother and Baby Mental Health Service. Your GP, Midwife or Health Visitor can refer you or you can just explore the website which is full of useful resources and information.

Non-urgent advice: Needing support with crying

The Safer Bradford – ICON – Help to cope with crying babies website has some great support and resources if you need support to help you deal with crying.

Babies Cry, You Can Cope! 

Remember ICON to help cope with their crying.

I – Infant crying is normal and it will stop

C – Comfort methods can sometimes soothe baby and the crying will stop

O – It’s OK to walk away if you have checked baby is safe and the crying is getting to you

N – Never, ever shake or hurt a baby

Non-urgent advice: Needing support with sleep

The aim of Basis (the Baby Sleep Information Source) is to provide access to research-based evidence about normal infant sleep, in forms that are accessible to parents and health practitioners, supported by references to research relevant to families in the UK

Non-urgent advice: Needing support with feeding

For all infant feeding support for babies and young children

Contact your on-duty Health Visitor – Mon-Fri 9.00am-5.00pm on 01274 221223

For breastfeeding support

You can find out more about Bradford District’s Breastfeeding support services

For friendly community breastfeeding peer support please contact:

Breastfeed Together peer support service

Email: breastfeedtogether@bdct.nhs.uk or Facebook: @BreastfeedTogetherBDCFT

Instagram: breastfeedtogetherbdcft

The National Breastfeeding Helpline is available 9.30 am to 9.30 pm, 7 days a week- 0300 100 0212

Weaning and introducing solids

The First Steps Nutrition Trust website may be helpful

Non-urgent advice: Other non-urgent conerns

If you have non-urgent concerns about your child or yourself, including your mental health, please contact your GP, Midwife or Health visitor. 

There are lots of services that can help you and your health professionals can refer you. 

Some people may need the Specialist Mother and Baby Mental Health Service, and their website also has some useful information and resources Specialist Mother and Baby Mental Health service – Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale, Craven (bdct.nhs.uk)

If you are struggling to afford enough food for yourself or your baby you can find help and support from Bradford Foodbanks – Find your local foodbank in Bradford District 

Email Address: bradfordbabybank@gmail.com

Phone Number: 07557 997849

Website: https://en-gb.facebook.com/BradfordBabyBank/

Non-urgent advice: Mobile apps and websites

A free multi-award-winning, interactive pregnancy and parenting app Baby Buddy has been created to support parents, co-parents and caregivers, and to back up frontline practitioners’ work and communication. Baby Buddy provides trusted, evidence-based information and self-care tools, based on the latest research and is NHS-approved. 

https://www.bestbeginnings.org.uk/baby-buddy

The BBC’s Tiny Happpy People site can help you develop your child’s language skills. Explore simple activities and play ideas and find out about babies and toddlers’ amazing early development.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people