On Sunday 9th September, Harriet will be taking part in the Great North Run in aid of APP!
The Great North Run is the biggest half marathon in the UK and the World with over 57000 runners taking part in the famous 13.1 mile journey from Newcastle’s city centre to the coast in South Shields; all live on the BBC!
Harriet says: “Postpartum Psychosis is a truly horrific and indiscriminate illness that can strike any new mum regardless of never having any mental health issues previously.
It struck me like a bolt out of the blue and will forever be the worst experience of mine and my families lives. After a long recovery I made it out of the other side…slightly battered and bruised but intact thanks to my fantastic, compassionate and loving family and friends.
The help APP offered was amazing, they were there with me every step of the way and I poured over their literature and was a frequent visitor the online forum. I was appointed a peer supporter and she was a real strength. We need to continue to educate and promote awareness of this truly terrible and life changing illness. Funds raised will go towards offering training to midwives and health visitors to make them aware of the risks and symptoms and it will also enable the crucial work of the peer supporters.”
Harriet’s JustGiving page is here - please support her amazing challenge and donate what you can!
Thank you SO MUCH Harriet for all your support, dedication and hard work in taking on the Great North Run challenge in aid of APP. We wish you the very best of luck for 9th September!