We're thrilled to be part of The Big Give's Kind2Mind campaign this Mental Health Awareness Week.
This means every single donation we receive on our Big Give campaign page between 12noon on Monday 15th May and 12noon on Monday 22nd May will be DOUBLED, at no additional cost to our donors.
Every donation we receive will have DOUBLE the impact – if you donate £5, Action on Postpartum Psychosis will receive £10, if you donate £25, we'll receive £50, and so on.
We have a target of £5,000 for the week which could help us significantly increase our offer of help and support for dads and co-parents in families affected by postpartum psychosis - a treatable medical emergency that affects 1-2 in every 1,000 new mums.
Will you donate today and get your donation doubled?
For many families, postpartum psychosis comes as a shock. Many dads and co-parents have never heard of this illness before, and the symptoms can be distressing.
At a time in their life when they were expecting to have the joy of a new baby, it can feel as if life has been turned completely upside down.
Simon and the APP team (pictured top) are here to help and support dads and co-parents through this traumatic experience.
Partner support is so vitally important, when your life feels like it's being torn apart and you may be feeling so isolated, even if you have family around you, to find the wealth of information APP provide and to be able to talk with other partners who have lived experience, that understand what it's like, "who get it", can provide the hope that things will get better. We see partners from every stage of the postpartum psychosis journey, be that in crisis, right through recovery and out of the other side. It doesn't matter when they come to APP.
'It’s hard for partners – and men generally – to admit there’s a problem that they just can’t fix themselves... Peer support makes you know you’re not alone.'
Alex - peer support beneficiary (pictured above left)
'I’ve been put in touch with another female couple and we’ve been in contact regularly, texting back and forth, and it’s been a lifeline. It’s just so good to have someone you can actually relate to.'
Nicola - peer support beneficiary (pictured above right)
Peer support really does make a difference. It can be life changing, and life saving. A dad we supported told us:
"I don't think I would have been here if it wasn't for finding APP".
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Thank you for helping to support our campaign so we can be there for even more families.