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The Association for Post-Natal Illness is the leading organisation in its field. It is a Registered Charity (No. 280510) and it was established in 1979 to:

– Provide support to mothers suffering from post-natal illness

– Increase public awareness of the illness

– Encourage research into its cause/nature


Maternal Mental Health Matters Awareness Week

The first UK Maternal Mental Health Matters Awareness Week will be happening 1 – 7th May. Organised by the Perinatal Mental Health Partnership this week aims to raise maximum awareness and really highlight PND and encourage anyone affected to speak out and find help and support. There should be lots of related articles in the media and on various social networks which will hopefully help decrease the stigma and make it easier for anyone affected to seek support when needed. World maternal mental health day is on the 3rd of may so this coincides nicely and will hopefully reach far and wide. Do visit APNI’s Facebook page for more information. Many organisations are involved and running various events all over the country so do get involved.

Here at APNI, we will be featuring video clips (on our Facebook page) of those who have been affected by perinatal mental illness from Tuesday 2nd to Friday 5th of May. There will also be daily chats on one of the topics highlighted, so do join us and get involved between 11-1pm each day, give your views or just learn about others experiences and we are hoping some dads will get involved too! Together we can make it an easier time for anyone affected. #maternalMHmatters

Achieving the 5 Year Forward View in Perinatal Mental Health Services

Monday 3 July 2017
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

APNI can offer a 25% discount for this event by quoting ref : HCUK25APNI

This conference will provide you with practical information and inspiration to take back to your organisation and utilise in implementing and improving perinatal mental health care in line with the 5 Year Forward View.
At the 2016 event on this subject 100% of delegates said they would recommend that a colleague attend this event, and 100% of delegates rated the day good or excellent stating that “It offered opportunities to have a number of speakers provide practical information to professionals” and that “it was very worthwhile & great networking”

More on the event

Can you help with this study on postnatal depression in fathers?

Bryan Moreton is a Trainee Clinical Psychologist at the Universities of Coventry and Warwick. The study involves 6-10 fathers with postnatal depression taking part in hour long interviews. The study has been approved by the Coventry University ethics committee and will be handled with due sensitivity and anonymity. This study is an attempt to address the lack of recognition in this area which will be of use in the future for other fathers experiencing this problem.

If you are a father suffering from postnatal depression and would be willing to help then please either call us on 0207 386 0868  or email us or contact Bryan Moreton directly at moretonb@uni.coventry.ac.uk

Apni You Tube channel.

Apni have started a Youtube channel. If you find any Youtube links that you feel would benefit those suffering from postnatal depression or their families please email them to us through our contact form.

Read our latest newsletter by clicking here

The Association provides a telephone helpline, information leaflets for sufferers and healthcare professionals as well as a network of volunteers (telephone and postal), who have themselves experienced postnatal illness. For a printed information pack send a s.a.e. to:-  145 Dawes Road, Fulham, London, UK, SW6 7EB or click on Leaflets on PNI for more information about PNI.

The work of the Association is essential as post-natal illness affects between 70,000 and 100,000 women and their babies in the UK every year. It is rightly called ‘the silent epidemic’.


Hi all, can any of our working mums or dads out there (or anyone you know) help raise much needed funds for APNI?
If your company donates to charity, would you be able to put our association forward.
We exist solely on donations so any help would be hugely appreciated! : THANK-YOU.


Apni Leaflets

The Association has produced a number of leaflets relating to PNI, both for mothers and the medical profession. Below are the two leaflets that we send to mothers or individuals who need information on the subject:-

Click here for The Baby Blues and PND (This leaflet is available in the following languages on request:- Bengali, Gujarti, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi).

Click here for the Postnatal Depression leaflet.


The Association also has a ‘GUIDE TO PROGESTERONE FOR POSTNATAL DEPRESSION’ booklet. This is available on request.


Emma Cadywould and Family

emma_apniLucie Holland has raised over £4,000 during the past two years on her Just Giving page set up in memory of her sister Emma Cadywould. Emma’s family, in particular Lucie, and her parents Mr and Mrs Holland and have been very generous contributors to the work of the Association and our profound thanks go to the whole family for their generous donations and fundraising efforts. Emmsie’s friends have also been busy raising money in her memory.

http://www.justgiving.com/MysisterEmma


Pandas (Mon - Sun 9am-8pm)

0843 28 98 401

Family lives (24 hour helpline)

0808 800 2222

The Samaritans (24 hour helpline)

0845 790 9090