"Thank goodness for Action on Postpartum Psychosis, it was such a relief to find them. I said at the time that should any grandmother ever want to talk to another grandmother who has been through the same, I could be that grandmother."
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We are here for you
Postpartum psychosis can come as a shock to the whole family. At a time when you may have been looking forward to being a grandparent, you may feel as if life has been turned upside-down.
Grandparents can sometimes be the first to notice something doesn't feel right with their daughter. You may not be sure what is happening, or what happened. You may find yourself doing much more baby care than you expected, as well as supporting your child and their family.
If you experienced PP or another mental illness after having your children, you may find yourself reliving that trauma. You may need additional support to help process those memories.
We are here to support you along the journey, no matter when you feel you need it.
You might find it helpful to read our information about postpartum psychosis, particularly this page on supporting someone with postpartum psychosis. You can also find links to more detailed research studies here.
We also have a one-to-one email support service if you would like to talk privately to
another grandparent whose daughter or daughter-in-law has recovered from PP. Request peer support via this link.
APP runs an online forum for anyone affected by PP. Grandparents who have been affected by PP can share their ideas, ask for help and offer their own experiences.
Our virtual café group
Grab a cuppa and join one of our virtual meet ups on Zoom with grandparents and peer supporters who have been there.
"In 2019 my daughter gave birth to her 2nd child and after a few months, she became extremely mentally unwell in a way I didn't understand. She was diagnosed with postpartum psychosis.
My daughter found APP one day. Just reading other people’s stories helped us, knowing we were not on our own. It wasn't long before we both started volunteering, helping other families get the support and insight that they deserve."