Weʼve raised £0 to Help set up a support group for women who have suffered with mental health conditions during and after pregnancy.
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After my diagnosis with Post Natal depression in 2016, I am now in recovery to help support other women in this position. I have taught myself how to cope with the illness and I am now ready to share my knowledge and experience with Mothers going through this traumatic experience.
The reasons why are;
No woman should ever feel alone and that she is not good enough to be a mother that she conteplates or acts on self harm/suicide.The waiting list for current therapies such as CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) is sometimes more than 6 months when women need to communicate with like-minded people and recieve help/support sooner rather than later. Crisis teams and Mother and Baby units are overstretched, I am hoping to help women and guide them to the appropriate service as many Mum's refuse to speak to their GP in fear of social service involvement or judgement.
I have tried to recieve local governement funding but due to the fact I am not a registered charity I am not eligible for funding which is very frustrating and disheartening as there are mothers and families that still need support. I have decided to make progress with my goals to support women into my own hands and I am hoping that maybe, just maybe this will touch people's hearts that these mothers need support/assistance with a very real and intense pyschological disorder.
The money will be used for renting out space for Mums and babies to attend classes where we will work on building self-confidence as a Mum, doing different activities to encourage mother and baby bonding (as this can be hindered due to the illness) planning day trips and making progress reports for Mothers to look back on with their recovery. I already have a group on facebook that got over 100 members in 24hours, if this doesn't show demand for support then i'm not sure what will.
Thank you for your time.
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