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.
The Peer Support Facilitator position will be home-based (with time in Ribblemere Mother & Baby Unit, Chorley and travel around the Lancashire and Cumbria regions), part-time (2.5 days a week) for a 24 month fixed term contract, with possible extension for a further 3 years.
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.
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