APP is seeking a part-time peer support facilitator with lived experience of postpartum psychosis to support women in the new mother and baby unit in Chorley, and in the community in Lancashire and South Cumbria.


Home-based (with time in Ribblemere Mother & Baby Unit, Chorley and travel around the Lancashire and Cumbria regions)
£22k-£28k pro rata
24 month fixed term contract, with possible extension for a further 3 years.
Part time 2.5 days a week

APP is the national charity providing support and information to mums and families affected by Postpartum Psychosis (PP). PP is a severe form of postnatal mental illness that develops, often out of the blue, in the days and weeks following childbirth. APP works with women, families, academics and specialist clinicians to: raise awareness of PP; develop information; train health professionals; facilitate research; and run an award-winning specialist peer support service.

The Peer Support Facilitator will work within the Lancashire Perinatal Mental Health NHS team to support to women, partners and families affected by Postpartum Psychosis. If you have personal experience of Postpartum Psychosis and have excellent communication skills; sound knowledge of the principles of peer support; and experience of supporting others as a volunteer or worker, we would love to hear from you.

Action on Postpartum Psychosis is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. Based on the experience required to effectively deliver the role, this post is only open to female applicants; we are relying on a protected characteristic as a genuine occupational requirement as permitted under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

For more information, please see the applicant information pack

Please send a CV and covering letter (no more than two pages of A4) to, together with the contact details and equality and diversity monitoring form that you can download below. The contact details form contains your consent for us to process your application and must be included.

Contact details form 
Equality and Diversity monitoring form 

Application deadline: 9am Thursday 7th June 2018.

Interviews will take place in the Preston area on 14th or 15th June 2018.