Postnatal Illness / Depression

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UK sources of information and / or support

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Patient UK

Has a leaflet on Postnatal Depression.

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APP - Action Postpartum Psychosis

APP is a network of women across the UK who have experienced postpartum psychosis and who want to increase public awareness and research into the condition. APP is run by a team made up of academics, health professionals and women who have recovered from PP.

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Association for Post-Natal Illness

Provide support to mothers suffering from post-natal illness.

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Pandas Foundation

Pandas Foundation is a non-profit organisation to support the families across the UK suffering from prenatal (antenatal) and postnatal depression, offering sufferers and their families support and advice to help aid their recovery.

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Post Natal Depression Support Network

A project in Aberdeenshire offering a service to women and their families and friends who are experiencing post natal depression who may require extra support and help. They provide information, support and help via their website, forum, face to face contact, email, sms text & telephone.

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Veritee's Post Natal Illness Web Site

A self help & mutual support site for Sufferers and Survivors of Post Natal Illness and Post Natal Depression. As well as support for women with PNI/PND the forum offers mutual support for partners, husbands and helpers of women with PNI.The site was set up by a survivor of PNI an her husband.

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Understanding Post Natal Depression

The website also carries details of a 40 minute video, produced Liz Wise (a specialist PND counsellor) to answer the need for up to date information on this debilitating condition.The video not only carries detailed information from a psychiatrist, a health visitor and a GP, but also a section from recovered parents themselves explaining their own journeys through this condition.

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Antenatal and postnatal mental health

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Medicine Guide for Post Natal Depression

Information from emc Medicine Guides.

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Post Natal Depression

Self help guide from Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust.

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Post Natal Depression

Information from the Mental Health Foundation.

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Postnatal Depression

Information from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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Postnatal depression

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.


Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

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More detailed medical information

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