Peer support

Peer support and sharing common experiences has been proven to alleviate the symptoms of postnatal depression. Peer support is recognised and advised to aid recovery in the NICE guidelines.

Counselling

Counselling has proven to be just as if not more helpful than anti-depressants. It offers an opportunity for you to talk to someone in confidence about your own feelings and or the situation you find yourself in.

Small Steps

Small Steps is a walking group for mother and baby and mums to be. This is not an exercise group this is a weekly leisurely and accessible walk. Small Steps is being established to discourage isolation, offer emotional support and aid recovery from postnatal depression.

Chrysalis Course- Peer Support

Peer support and sharing common experiences has been proven to alleviate the symptoms of postnatal depression. Our Chrysalis course will provide you with the space to explore the feelings associated with the transition to becoming a parent

Parents with perinatal mental illness shouldn’t have to suffer alone and we want to make sure they have appropriate and obvious access to the care they deserve.

Help & advice

What are the symptoms of Postnatal Depression?

Find out about some of the signs or symptoms that you, a family member, or a friend may have if you are suffering from Postnatal Depression.

Who is at risk of Postnatal Depression?

There are many factors that can increase your risk of experiencing postnatal depression include having:
a family history of depression or postnatal depression, hormone levels and the stress of everyday life.

What is Postnatal Depression?

Postnatal depression (PND for short) is a type of depression that happens after having a baby. Depression can sometimes begin during pregnancy, but it would only be called postnatal depression if it continues after you have had your baby.