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£140raised of £400 target by 7 supporters

Weʼre raising £400 to help buy new toys, furniture, play mats, stair gates and note books/colouring books to give Mums at Coombe Wood Mother and Baby Unit

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London, United Kingdom
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To help raise this Money I am going on a 13 mile walk with my toddler, around Uxbridge and Harefield. It will be a real challenge as he is an active 20 month old so will take a long long time!

I was diagnosed with postnatal depression/psychosis and post traumatic stress disorder. It took me a long time to realise how much intense support I needed after I attempted suicide 3 times.
Coombe Wood gave myself and other mothers the confidence to know that despite our mental illness we were doing great. Helped realise our own strength and helped us manager our condition.
We did various therapies such as art therapy, psychology and psychotherapy. There is no doubt in my mind that Coombe Wood saved my life and many others too. Without this safe place for Mums to go to we would be struggling in the community feeling isolated and a lone.Struggling with awful thoughts and feelings.
Their specialist care is amazing, it is so sad that there are so few mother and baby units in the UK, maybe one day that will change because if 1/10 Mothers suffer with postnatal mental illness, that is a lot of mummies and babies that need support, sadly a lot of them won't get it.
I want to make Coombe Wood a nicer place to be, update the toys for the children, buy some stair gates and some note books for the Mums so that they can journal which is a very therapeutic tool in recovery.


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  • Alex Palex Gully

    Alex Palex Gully

    a month ago

    Alex Palex Gully

    Thank you so so so much for everyone that's donated today it means so much to me thank you 😍😍😍😍😍

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  • Milly Doris

    Milly Doris

    Nov 16, 2016

    £10.00

  • Julia Gomes

    Julia Gomes

    Nov 10, 2016

    £10.00

  • Bern & Lucy

    Bern & Lucy

    Nov 10, 2016

    Great cause - good luck to you both on the walk!! X

    £30.00

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Alex Palex Gully

Alex Palex Gully

London, United Kingdom

I am currently on a mental health journey I was admitted to Coombe Wood after I attempted suicide a few times because I thought my son was better off without me. Coombe Wood helped me realise this was not the case. They saved my life.

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