Shelley's fundraiser for APP
Fundraising for APP
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We are running on behalf of APP due to my own lived experience of suffering this traumatic illness following the birth of my daughter Ruby in December 2021. This is to highlight the severity of mental health in the perinatal period 1 in 5 women will experience some form of mental health issue in the postnatal period. Also to highlight the incessant need for a Mother & Baby Unit in Northern Ireland. I truly believe with this facility, my treatment would of been less traumatic and I would have not have needed to be separated from my baby so early on.
Action on Postpartum Psychosis (APP) is a UK charity. We’re here to make sure mums, parents and families are supported through postpartum psychosis – a severe, but treatable, form of mental illness that occurs after having a baby and affects 1400 new mums in the UK each year.
We offer information and peer support, facilitate ground breaking research, raise awareness and campaign for improved services.
Our life changing peer support network helps women and families affected by postpartum psychosis feel understood, supported and less isolated.