Postpartum Psychosis: From research to recovery

Join APP and the National Centre for Mental Health (NCMH) for this free webinar. Hear about the latest postpartum psychosis research and find out how you can help.  

You’ll hear from researchers and those with Lived Experience, including: Professor Ian Jones (Director of the National Centre for Mental Health, University of Cardiff); Dr Jess Heron (APP CEO and University of Birmingham); Dr Sally Wilson (APP Research & Training Coordinator); and Laura Dockrill (APP Ambassador) as well as from researchers from: the National Centre for Mental Health; University of East Anglia; and the University of Birmingham’s Institute of Mental Health about studies they are working on.

This webinar took place on Thursday 4th May 2023 at 12pm-1pm (BST).


  • Welcome from Dr Jess Heron, CEO, Action on Postpartum Psychosis
  • Lived experience of postpartum psychosis: Laura Dockrill, Writer, and APP Ambassador
  • What we know about PP and what we need to find out: Professor Ian Jones, Director, NCMH, Cardiff University
  • How you can help: Dr Sally Wilson, APP Research & Training Coordinator
  • Enhancing recovery from postpartum psychosis: Dr Jo Hodgekins, University of East Anglia
  • Postpartum psychosis and sleep: Camilla Carr, Research Associate, University of Birmingham
  • The Mother and Mental Health (MaM) Study: Jessica Yang, Research Assistant, NMCH, Cardiff University
  • Q and A session to the panel
  • Wrap up and close by Dr Jess Heron and Professor Ian Jones

How you can help

Please help APP and it's partners to change things for the future, by signing up to take part in the research studies featured in this webinar.

The causes and triggers of severe perinatal mental illness

The National Centre for Mental Health (NCMH) and Action on Postpartum Psychosis (APP) are working together to understand more about the causes and triggers of severe mental illness during pregnancy and following childbirth. You are invited to take part in this research if you have experienced postpartum psychosis or other severe mental illness around childbirth. For more information and to sign up to participate, please click here.

The role of sleep in the development of postpartum psychosis

Researchers at the Institute of Mental Health, Birmingham University, led by Dr Isabel Morales-Munoz, are investigating the role of sleep in postpartum psychosis (PP). If you have experienced PP, help by completing questionnaires about sleep patterns. To take part, register with APP’s Lived Experience network, and email:

Enhancing recovery following postpartum psychosis

Researchers at the University of East Anglia, led by Dr Jo Hodgekins, are planning a programme of research resulting in a recovery toolkit. To support with this work, register with APP’s Lived Experience network here, and email .

Stay up to date with the latest research

Joining the APP Network is a great way to stay up to date with the latest research into postpartum psychosis (PP). To sign up to our network, please follow this link.

If you are a researcher and would like to get in contact with us, please email: