Thank you very much for your kind donation to Action on Postpartum Psychosis (APP).
APP is a national charity supporting women and families affected by Postpartum Psychosis (PP). PP is a severe mental illness which begins suddenly following childbirth. Symptoms include hallucinations and delusions, often with mania, depression or confusion. Over 1400 women experience PP each year in the UK (1 to 2 in every 1000 mothers). An episode of PP can be very frightening for women and their families.
APP run an award-winning peer support service, social groups and creative workshops. We develop patient information for women who have experienced PP and their families, train frontline health professionals in PP and facilitate research into the illness. We work to promote greater public awareness in the general public, addressing stigma and misinformation, and campaign for improved perinatal mental health services.
APP is such a small charity that any donation we receive really does help to make a big difference: your support is vital to ensure we can keep developing our information and operating our peer support services. Thank you.
We would love to hear from you if you would like to further support APP, or, if you have ideas about information, services, events, workshops that you would like APP to offer, that we don’t currently, please let us know.
Thank you once again for your kind donation to APP.
The APP Team