Contact us between 10.00am and 2.00pm Monday to Friday, on: 0207 386 0868 or chat with us using the Chat box found on our website. You can leave a voicemail outside these hours which will be picked up on the next working day.
Most people today have heard the term ‘baby blues’ used to describe a mild, short, period of depression which many women experience after childbirth.
Fewer people are aware that as many as 10% of all recently delivered women develop postnatal depression. You are not alone in suffering.
Who Are We?
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 anyone suffering from or affected by post-natal Illness including partners, family/friends.
– Increase public awareness of the illness
– Encourage research into its cause/nature
Out of Hours Helplines:
Family Action, Family Line – 0808 802 6666 (Mon-Fri 9am-9pm.)
Pandas – 0808 196 1776 (11am-10pm 7 days a week.)
Family Lives – 0808 800 2222 (Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, Sat – 10am-3pm.)
Anxiety Uk – 0344 775 774 (Mon-Fri 9.30-5.30.)
Perinatal Mental Health Services: Improving access and support
THURSDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER 2022
This conference focuses on improving perinatal mental health services during and beyond Covid-19. By attending this one day conference, you will hear talks from expert speakers at local and national level. The chair for the day will be Elaine Coote, a Survivor of Postnatal Depression and Author of Eyes without Sparkle and Another Twinkle in the Eye– ‘contemplating another pregnancy after perinatal mental illness’.
The conference will open focusing on the lived experience, and then learning from the rMBRRACE-UK rapid care report focusing on recommendations for improvement. You will benefit from extended sessions focusing prevention and positive mental health, developing a model of service delivery in which mental and physical health care are integrated into the work of maternity and health visiting services, identifying and supporting women in mental health crisis, improving the quality of mental healthcare for new mothers, supporting men whose wives or partners are experiencing PND, learning from mother and baby units and maternal mental health pilot sites, supporting mothers at higher risk due to birth trauma or previous mental health issues, and supporting women with existing mental health concerns with a case study on Eating Disorders.
View more on the event here:
or email [email protected]rg.uk
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The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood
In June 2021 The Duchess of Cambridge launched The Royal Foundation Centre for
Early Childhood. The Duchess is committed to elevating the importance of early
childhood and continuing the conversation on this vital issue. The Royal Foundation
Centre for Early Childhood signals her lifelong commitment to improving outcomes
The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood is linking through to the APNI
website on its Help and Resources page to provide people with further help and
The Pye Charitable Settlement
The Association for Post-natal Illness gratefully acknowledges the very generous financial support of Mr and Mrs J. A. Pye’s Charitable Settlement since 1985. This support has enabled our organisation to continue through difficult financial times where otherwise we would have had to close. The funding given to the APNI has enabled us to offer our services to thousands of sufferers.
The Association was founded in 1979 and we know that we would not have reached our 40th Anniversary in 2019 without the generous support given to our work by the Pye Charitable Settlement.
We remember with gratitude and affection the late Mrs Mary Pye, her son Mr Graham Pye and his wife Mrs Yvonne Pye, all of whom took a special interest in our work.
The Treebeard Trust
Since 2013 the Association for Post-natal Illness has been the beneficiary of a sizeable annual grant from the Trustees of the Treebeard Trust. This generous funding has allowed us to continue our work when our monthly income could not support it.
The Association is deeply grateful to the Treebeard Trustees for their generous donations.
Morrison’s Quiet Hour
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 post natal illness.
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?
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).
The Association also has a ‘GUIDE TO PROGESTERONE FOR POSTNATAL DEPRESSION’ booklet. This is available on request.
We urgently need to recruit women who have suffered post-natal depression and who are now better, to support mothers who are currently ill by phone or by e-mail. Please click here to request information about becoming a volunteer.
Emma Cadywould and Family
Lucie Holland has raised over £5,000 on her Just Giving page set up in 2012 in memory of her sister Emma Cadywould. Emma’s family, in particular her sister Lucie, and her parents Mr and Mrs Holland have been very generous contributors to the work of the Association and our profound thanks go to the whole family for their donations and fundraising efforts. Emma’s friends have also been busy raising money in her memory.