Action On Postpartum Psychosis

Action On Postpartum Psychosis

Charity information

Action On Postpartum Psychosis

Action on Postpartum Psychosis supports women and families affected by Postpartum Psychosis (PP) across the UK. We provide information and peer support, facilitate research into PP, raise awareness of this rare yet severe postnatal mental illness and campaign for improved services.

Founded 2011

  • Mission statement

    To improve public understanding of PP, its symptoms, and that recovery is possible; to improve access to information and peer support; to build our PP community to reduce isolation, alienation, guilt, and promote good recovery, in all women and families affected by PP; to campaign and educate to ensure that all women, their babies and families are adequately cared for; and to facilitate more research to understand the causes, impact, and treatment of this traumatic and family-shattering illness.

  • Aims

    Action On Postpartum Psychosis aims to:

    • To promote and protect the physical and mental health of women who have experienced Postpartum Psychosis (PP) and their families through the provision of support, education and practical advice.
    • To advance the education of the public in general (and particularly amongst health professionals) on the subject of PP and to promote research for the public benefit in all aspects of that subject.
    • To advocate for perinatal mental health services for women and their families.
  • Overview

    Established: January 2011

    Registered Charity Number: 1139925

    Board members: 12

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 56

    Phone number: 020 33229900

    Address: University of Birmingham Dept of Psychiatry, School of Clinical & Experimental Medicine, The Barberry, 25 Vincent Drive, Birmingham B15 2FG

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