We're encouraging new mums and their loved ones to check in – by doing a short mental health checklist.
The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is a set of 10 questions that can help you and your health professional get a better sense of how you’re feeling.
For each question, select the statement that’s closest to how you’ve felt in the past seven days.
We recommend you complete the questions with a health professional. If you use the EPDS at home and your score is 10 or higher, you should speak to your GP or maternal and child health nurse about how you’re travelling.
Please remember that your score is only an indication of your symptoms, and you’ll need to see your health professional for a diagnosis and treatment options. More information on next steps can be found below the checklist.
Complete the mental health checklist: