Katrina Steele

Katrina's Run for Action on Postpartum Psychosis

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RCN 1139925
We provide information and peer support to help women and families affected by PP


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Following the birth of my son Arthur in August 2019, I developed the early stages of Postpartum Psychosis when Arthur was only a few weeks old. I was admitted to a Mother and Baby Unit on 9 November 2019 in Birmingham, a week later I was then transferred to another Mother and Baby Unit closet to home in Chorley. 

On admission to the Mother and Baby Unit the symptoms of psychosis subsided really quickly because I was medicated properly and in a safe place. My diagnosis of Severe Postnatal Depression, Depression and High Anxiety was given to me a couple of days later.

Luckily, thanks to my Health Visitor and Doctor, I got a place in the Mother and Baby Unit a day after being referred which, most definitely saved my life.  After a long slog I was then discharged from the Mother and Baby Unit  just before Christmas and then left to the care of the the Perinatal Team and local Adult Mental Health Team.

I have had the most amazing support from professionals, friends, family and people who I have never met before! 

I have documented my journey on social media, including all the good the bad and the ugly! I think it’s important we break the stigma around mental health!

My friend Danielle is also taking part with me and I can’t wait to have her by my side! 


About the charity


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RCN 1139925
Action on Postpartum Psychosis supports women and families affected by Postpartum Psychosis (PP) across the UK. We provide information and peer support, facilitate research into PP, raise awareness of this rare yet severe postnatal mental illness and campaign for improved services.

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