APP has produced a series of insider guides with the help of women who have experienced PP and their partners. If you have ideas for future insider guide titles, please get in touch. If you would like to order hard copies of these guides, email us at: Guides are free for individuals and small orders.

Being a parent after postpartum psychosis

Being a parent after Postpartum Psychosis

Families talked to us about being a parent after postpartum psychosis (PP) and the things they wished they had known. This guide brings together their experiences and tips, along with information from experts in perinatal mental health and child development.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to APP's NEW insider guide, published during Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week 2024.

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Recovery after postpartum psychosis

Recovery After Postpartum Psychosis Insider Guide
Recovery after postpartum psychosis

Mums who have recovered from postpartum psychosis gave us their tips for the first year of recovery and beyond. You can read more about the development of the guides here.

Postpartum psychosis: a guide for partners

Postpartum Psychosis - a Guide for Partners
Postpartum psychosis: a guide for partners

Postpartum psychosis is a traumatic experience for both women and their partners. Dads and co-parents talked to us about what they had wanted to know, and gave us their ideas for coping during admission, recovery and beyond.

Planning pregnancy: a guide for women at high risk of postpartum psychosis

Planning Pregnancy Guide for Women at High Risk of PP
Planning pregnancy: A guide for women at high risk of PP

Women with bipolar disorder, or with experience of PP, told us about the issues they faced when planning for a baby. This guide brings together advice from professionals and families about getting the support you need in pregnancy and birth.

Other guides produced in partnership with APP

Bipolar Disorder, Pregnancy & Childbirth Guide
Bipolar Disorder, pregnancy and childbirth

Royal College of Psychiatrists Postpartum Psychosis Leaflet
Postpartum psychosis: Severe Mental Illness After Childbirth