Cocoon Family Support is a peer led charity that supports expectant and new parents who are experiencing low mood, poor mental well-being and perinatal mental illness.
Our services are London based, but anyone can access our services, as long as they can get to them. We have an open referral system and do not require anyone to have a formal medical diagnosis.
Find out more about us below.
Cocoon Family Support is a London based charity which provides information, support and activities to families affected by perinatal mental health (PMH) conditions and those having difficulties with the transition to parenthood.
Cocoon Family Support was founded by Jessica Warne as a support group in February 2013 and achieved charity status in October 2014. Jessica founded Cocoon after struggling with her perinatal mental illness following the birth of her second child. Jessica found there was very little support available to those parents who were 'not quite ill enough' for the specialist mental health services. To this day, Cocoon works with those parents who are not receiving support from anyone else, and are often the first place parents come to for support.
In January 2015 Cocoon merged with a small South London peer support group, run by Kathryn Grant and Rosie Lowman, to create a London wide service. Both Kathryn and Rosie experienced perinatal illness after the birth of their first children.
Cocoon now has a range of services available to families across London.
Registered aims and activities:
To provide advice, information, support and counselling to families affected by perinatal mental health issues. To support those with lived experience to engage in co-production and engagement processes to improve services.
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