when my daughter started school I wanted to ensure other
ill mums did not experience the same loneliness and isolation
I had felt, which is often associated with this illness.
friend Petra Leighton who had also had postnatal illness
and I set up a support group for mums in the area. Its success
at breaking the taboo and stigma attached to postnatal illness
created two further support services for mums and dads which
was the creation of the telephone support and email support.
Finally we gained charitable status later that year!
we are exceptionally lucky that we have a team of committed
volunteers who use their life experiences of postnatal illness
to support mums and dads on their road to recovery. Our website
is packed with useful information about postnatal illness and
we have powerful, poignant stories written by mums and dads
about their experiences.
Please do not suffer in silence. Postnatal Illness is a
recognised medical illness. Tell your partner, family and
friends how you are feeling. Speak to your G.P, Midwife
and Health Visitor to access the medical help you need.
This illness does not last forever. The quicker you get
help, the quicker you will recover.
Now let us see how we can help you on your road to recovery!