Our office hours are 10am-2pm, Monday to Friday. If the phone lines are busy please leave a message and we will call you back as quickly as we can. Outside office hours if you want to speak to someone we recommend the numbers at the bottom of this page.
The staff who answer the phone are very knowledgeable about matters that relate to post-natal depression. They have all had over nine months of training in this work, but please note that none of our staff are health professionals. For medical advice you should see your GP or Health Visitor.
All phone calls to APNI are confidential and none are ever recorded. Some mothers are very reluctant to admit that they feel unable to cope or that they have unpleasant and unwanted thoughts that distress them. These symptoms are common with depression and we understand how distressing they are.
For a printed information pack send a s.a.e. to:- APNI, 1st Floor Offices, Fulham Park House, 1a Chesilton Road, London, SW6 5AA. 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’.
You can safely call any of these numbers and speak to a sympathetic advisor. These people may not be expert in matters relating to post-natal depression but they will listen to your concerns and do what they can to help you.
24 Hour 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.)
If you are outside of the UK – you can contact Postpartum Support International (PSI) on the following website: postpartum.net. 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.