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32%
£1,603
raised of £5,000 target by 91 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,603 to support women with antenatal & postnatal depression and/or anxiety

    UK
    Funded on Saturday, 13th June 2020

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    Story

    My name is Nicola, I am the founder of PND Mummies CIC . I have set up PND Mummies to enable me to provide a centre that will support women with their perinatal mental health. I'll tell you about my 'why' in moment; but first let me share my vision of the centre..

    .. a peaceful space where women wanting support with their perinatal mental health can use. We will provide a five-day a week service, so we can truly access those who need us. We will be available on a drop-in basis, but alongside that we will offer scheduled sessions that holistically support new mums mental health; eg mother & baby yoga/art therapy/music therapy/walk & talk sessions/peer support groups. We want to provide the centre at no cost for women, which is why we are fundraising and crowdfunding!

    The Royal College of General Practitioners tell us that

    1 in 5 women are affected perinatal mental illness and up to 50% of those cases go undetected.

    So not only is it very likely that you have women in your family/friend circle struggling with perinatal mental illness, it is also likely that half of them are receiving no support at all.

    The damage of not supporting women during this time is untold; not only does lack of intervention/support increase the likelihood of mental illness being more difficult to recover from, but there is also increasing evidence that the emotional support given to babies up to the age of two significantly influences their outcomes in later life. For more information see 1001 Critical Days report.

    By this point, it won't surprise you to learn that I was 1 in 5! After four missed miscarriages, I achieved a successful pregnancy. By this point I was so emotionally battered that I didn’t recognise my mental health had become so poor. I felt pressure to feel the expected elation of finally having my baby, it took me 11 months to seek help, making my recovery harder than it needed to be. By founding PND Mummies I want to provide something that I would have found invaluable.

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    • Nicola Carter2 years ago
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      2 years ago
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      Nicola Carter

      Nicola Carter

      2 years ago
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      Whoop whoop! We’re off to a flying start. Thank you so much everybody x

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    • Nicola Carter2 years ago
      Nicola Carter

      Nicola Carter

      2 years ago

      The page photo might seem like a strange one; it looks like a mother blissfully happy with her newborn, with no hint of perinatal depression. The truth is that I cried before, during & after that photoshoot and felt in the verge of a panic attack all the way through. Please never assume that you know what perinatal mental illness ‘looks’ like x

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    Page last updated on: 9/5/2019 06.55

    Supporters

    91

    • David Smith

      David Smith

      Sep 5, 2019

      Keep up the great work!

      £25.00

    • Scarlett Lawson

      Scarlett Lawson

      Sep 3, 2019

      £9.00

    • Yoga

      Yoga

      Sep 3, 2019

      Fantastic cause.

      £35.00

    • Sarah jeffery

      Sarah jeffery

      Aug 31, 2019

      Payment for the rollerworld tickets - thank you!

      £9.00

    • Lynda Jeffery

      Lynda Jeffery

      Aug 30, 2019

      A very worthy cause x

      £10.00

    • Natalie matkin

      Natalie matkin

      Aug 30, 2019

      For impact fitness voucher 😊😊😊

    • Suzanne Foulk

      Suzanne Foulk

      Aug 30, 2019

      £25 for back massage on behalf of Jo Horsley xx

      £25.00

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