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Action Postpartum Psychosis Network

Birmingham

Description

Postpartum Psychosis (PP) is a severe mental illness which begins suddenly following childbirth. Over 1400 women experience PP each year in the UK (1 to 2 in every 1000 mothers). An episode of PP can be very frightening for women and their families. Most women go on to make a full recovery, however the journey to full recovery can be long and difficult.

Action on Postpartum Psychosis (APP) is a collaborative project between: women and families with personal experience of PP; world leading academics who research PP; and health professionals who support women and families during and after an episode. We have over 900 members throughout the UK and further afield who have experienced PP themselves. APP is a registered charity, hosted by the University of Birmingham, and funded by The Big Lottery.

Our work covers four main areas:

Inform: We provide information to women who have experienced PP and their families, via our website and Insider Guides

Support: We offer peer support to families affected by PP through our forum, one to one email support and workshops

Research: We carry out research to develop understanding of what causes Postpartum Psychosis, treatments for this illness and what helps families to recover

Communicate: We promote greater public awareness of PP through our website, media volunteers and network of regional representatives

This service provider has not updated their information since 26/4/2016. Our target is that all service information should be no older than six months. You may wish to contact the provider to confirm the information before attending.

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Contact information

020 33229900
app@app-network.org
www.app-network.org

Address

University of Birmingham Dept of Psychiatry, School of Clinical & Experimental Medicine, Birmingham, B15 2FG

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    DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service - formerly criminal records check) policy? No

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    • Health / Mental Health

    Last updated

    Last updated: 26/4/2016

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