Young mum, Nikiah, became a mum at 20. She shared some advice for any young parents feeling alone…
Here are the highlights from Nikiah’s vlog:
“I definitely think you should go to a professional or family if you can…”
Read more from other young parents like Nikiah:
- Young parents: never feel like you’re going through it alone, by Maddie
- The importance of support, by Mia from Teen Mom UK
- Isolation and feeling lonely as a young mum: my advice, by Jayde
Getting support and help
Postnatal depression: If you think that you may be suffering from postnatal depression, it’s important to speak to your doctor or a health professional. YoungMinds, a mental health charity that specialises in child and adolescent mental health, provide a range of organisations that can help, which you can find here.
Suicidal thoughts: If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, it is so important to seek advice immediately from a member of your family, a friend or someone you trust. You can also call the Samaritans 24-hours-a-day on 116 123.
If you are in immediate danger or know someone who is, please call 999. It’s so, so important to reach out and talk to someone.
Young mum, Leanne, spoke to us about how she dealt with depression during her pregnancy and after she gave birth to her daughter, Aveya. You can watch her video here.