Information and Support
If you, or someone you know, have been affected by the issues raised in a recent Newsnight programme, the following organisations can help:
Action on Postpartum Psychosis
Action on Postpartum Psychosis (APP) is a network of women across the UK and further afield who have experienced PP.
It is a collaborative project run by women who have experienced PP and academic experts from Birmingham and Cardiff Universities.
It offers a range of support options, including leaflets & web resources for women, their families & health professionals, events and workshops, signposting to appropriate resources or sources of support, an online forum where women & their families can talk to others who have experienced PP, and a peer support network where women and their partners can contact others who have been through PP.
Association For Post Natal Illness
The Association For Post Natal Illness is a national charity offering support and information for women suffering with Post Natal Depression, as well as a network of volunteers who have themselves experienced postnatal illness. Contact them by phone on 020 7386 0868 Monday to Friday between 10.00am and 2.00pm
Perinatal Illness UK
Perinatal Illness UK is a registered charity for women and their families who have, or think they may have any type of perinatal illness.
Mind is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales.
It provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
The charity campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
The Mind infoline provides information on a range of topics including types of mental distress, where to get help, drug and alternative treatments and advocacy.
It is also able to provide details of local help and support.
Contact Mind by phone on 0300 123 3393 between 9am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.
Bipolar UK is the national charity dedicated to supporting individuals with the much misunderstood and devastating condition of bipolar, their families and carers. Contact them by phone on 020 7931 6480, or by emailing email@example.com
Bipolar Scotland provides information, support and advice for people affected by bipolar disorder and all who care. Contact them by phone on 0141 560 2050.