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.
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
During the present pandemic our office staff are all working remotely. If you would like to speak with a member of staff on the phone please send an email with your phone number to [email protected]
We will ring you back during our office hours which are 10am-2pm Monday to Friday. Thank you.
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 APNI has enabled us to offer our services to thousands more sufferers.
The Association was founded in 1979 and we know that we would not have reached our 40th Anniversary without the generous support given to our work by the Pye Charitable Settlement.
We remember with gratitude and affection the late Mrs Mary Pye, and her son Mr Graham Pye, both of whom took a particular interest in our work.
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.
We are very grateful to the Friends of St. Mary’s Barnes for choosing APNI once again as one of the beneficiaries of their annual charity event. In February 2020, they held their 80s-inspired Barnes Charity Ball to raise funds in aid of several charitable organisations. APNI received £5000 from this event and we are sincerely thankful to the organisers and to those who attended and supported this fun evening.
APNI are very grateful to the organisers of the Private Equity Lawyers Forum Conference, particularly Ms Rachel Fenwick, for choosing APNI as the beneficiary of their fundraising for the day which has now raised over £3208. Our very own Chairman, Mr Wilson Clarke was invited to give a talk at the start of the conference held in London on the 31st of January 2020. This event’s JustGiving page states: This year, the Organising Committee for the PELF Conference 2020 have determined that the official charity of the Conference will be the Association for Post-Natal Illness. Post-natal illness is a remarkably common illness, but the results can be devastating. Sadly, NHS care in this area is not always available to the extent required and many women (and men) are dependent on charities as a result. APNI provides a wonderful service to many sufferers, offering support and advice over the phone, by email and by post. Sometimes, just having someone to talk to can make a world of difference. As a charity that is dependent solely on donations, the only way APNI can continue to do this is with the support of the public. For that reason, the Organising Committee would ask that each Conference attendee considers making a donation to the APNI.”
Many of us feel much worse when shops are noisy and bright so this quiet hour will be a welcome blessing.
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.
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.
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.
We would like to thank all the children, parents and staff at Spring Grove School in Ashford for their SuperHeroic Challenge which raised nearly £600 for APNI. Superheroes indeed come in all shapes and sizes. MORE
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.