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Bliss | Charity Partner | Emma's Diary Bliss - Bliss offers a wide range of free services for the families of premature and sick babies including a new video call support service.

Association for Post Natal Illness Association for Post Natal Illness (APNI) - The Association for Post-Natal Illness provides support to anyone suffering from or affected by post-natal Illness including partners, family/friends, it increases public awareness of the illness and encourages research into its cause/nature.

APP logo Action on Postpartum Psychosis (APP) - Action on Postpartum Psychosis is the national charity for 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. Most women go on to make a full recovery, however the journey to full recovery can be long and difficult.

We run an award-winning peer support service, connecting women and families throughout the UK to recovered volunteers, via: an online peer support forum; one to one email support; meeting a volunteer programme (video and in person); social groups and creative workshops.

We develop patient information for women who have experienced PP and their families, co-produced by women, families, specialist clinicians and leading academic experts.

We offer training to frontline health professionals in PP and Managing SMI in pregnancy, co-produced and co-delivered by academics, clinicians and women with lived experience.

We facilitate research into the causes of PP, treatments and what helps families to recover.

We promote greater public awareness of PP in the general public, work to address stigma and misinformation, and campaign for improved perinatal mental health services.

Dads Matter UK Dads Matter UK - Dads Matter UK is here to provide support for dads worried about or suffering from Depression, Anxiety and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Everyone has feelings of anxiety at some point in their life. For example, you may feel worried and anxious about being a dad and if you will be good enough. This is just like what mothers experience. During times like these, feeling anxious can be perfectly normal.

The Twins Trust - The Twins Trust Bereavement Support Service exists to support all parents and carers of twins, triplets or more who have died whether it was during or after pregnancy. We are sorry for your loss and hope that by making contact with the Bereavement Support Service you will find some comfort to help you with your grief.

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Tommy's - An organisation that provides accredited midwife-led pregnancy health information for parents-to-be, and funds research into the causes of pregnancy loss.

Sands logo SANDS(Self-Refer) Sands exists to support anyone affected by the death of a baby, to improve the bereavement care received by parents and families, and to influence policy makers and promote research to reduce the number of babies dying.

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PANDAS (Self-Refer) - Pre And Post Natal Depression Advice and Support (PANDAS) help support and advise any parent who is experiencing a perinatal mental illness. They also inform and guide family members, carers, friends and employers as to how they can support someone who is suffering.

Branding – People's History of the NHS The NHS - has useful information and tips on how to cope with perinatal and postnatal depression and anxiety.


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