Postnatal Mental Health Resources #DayofLight

This is part 4 of a reproduction of a research paper I wrote on postnatal mental health as part of my Developing Doulas course. I’m posting this on my blog now as part of the #DayofLight

Resources

NHS Choices: Postnatal depression

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/postnataldepression

Basic information on symptoms, causes and medications for PND. Plus links to other organisations, the Map of Medicine, the NICE Guidance and the PNI.HealthUnlocked community.

Mind

http://mind.org.uk/

National mental
health charity. Includes information on PND and PTSD.

The Association for Post-Natal Illness

http://apni.org/

National charity established to:

  • Provide support to mothers suffering from post-natal illness
  • Increase public awareness of the illness
  • Encourage research into its cause and nature

PNI.org.uk

http://www.pni.org.uk

Support organisation run by people with personal experience of post-natal illness.

Parentline

0808 800 2222

Confidential helpline for information, advice, guidance and support on any aspect of parenting and family life.  Open 7am – midnight with overnight calls diverted to the Samaritans.

Bliss

http://www.bliss.org.uk

National charity relating to babies needing specialist neonatal care.

Sands

http://www.uk-sands.org

National stillbirth & neonatal death charity.

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