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Talking Therapies - wellbeing for new parents - new perinatal Silvercloud programme

What is depression and anxiety

The period during pregnancy and up to the child’s 1st birthday, is known as the ‘perinatal period’.

During this time, the expectant mother is likely to experience changes in body, including the impact of hormones on mood. Whilst pregnancy is an exciting time for most parents, it can also be overwhelming.

We know that partners can also experience changes in emotion as they prepare for an addition to the family. These changes in physical and emotional wellbeing continue for parents both when the baby arrives and as they transition into the new family system.

What can Talking Therapies offer?

As a perinatal client (this includes mums, dads and partners) you will be given priority for appointments so that you can be offered treatment and support as soon as possible.

If you get in contact with us, you can expect to have an initial telephone appointment which will help determine best treatment option for you.


We offer a range of NICE (The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) recommended treatments which include:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and
  • Counselling for Depression.

These can be delivered in a variety of ways to meet your needs which include:

  • Online via the internet
  • Telephone
  • Face to face (in person or via video)

NEW Perinatal Silvercloud programme

We have a new and exciting online programme that is designed to help you learn techniques to manage your mood, anxiety and to support you to adjust to being new parents. Silvercloud is a flexible programme, that you can access anywhere, whether at home, work or elsewhere. You can use it on your computer, tablet or mobile phone. The idea of this programme is that you can work at your own pace, with regular reviews from your therapist who can help to guide and motivate you through the programme. Further information is available in the 'Talking Therapies' leaflet in the 'Downloads' section.

Who to contact

0300 365 2000

Other Details


self referral

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Slough Family Information Service website and Slough Borough Council cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations