Self-assessment tools for new mums

On this page you will find links to a couple of evidence-based self-assessment tools, developed by academics working in perinatal mental health, to help you identify symptoms of perinatal anxiety.

These tools are designed to help you identify your symptoms, but they are not able to provide you with a clinical diagnosis (which can only be made by a qualified healthcare professional). However, your results can help you to decide whether it might be worth speaking to a health care professional to get additional help and support. If you think you might need assistance you can anonymously email your results to yourself and take that email to an appropriate health care provider.

Please note – your responses are not being recorded and there is no person monitoring the screening tools to provide support.

The PASS

The Perinatal Anxiety Screening Scale (PASS) is a questionnaire, consisting of 31 questions designed to screen for potentially problematic anxiety and worry in pregnant and postnatal women.

Complete PASS questionnaire

The PSAS

The Postpartum Specific Anxiety Scale (PSAS) is a questionnaire, consisting of 51 questions, that is designed to assess the specific anxieties you may be feeling that are directly related to the postnatal period.

Complete PSAS questionnaire