Helpful Links

On the Web

The Association for Post-Natal Illness


Phone: 0171 386 0868

Fax: 0171 386 8885

Click Here for a APNI telephone Volunteer.

Click Here to speak to someone now.


The Samaritans


Royal College of Psychiatrists

PND Leaflet

Postpartum Psychosis Leaflet


APP Network

Action Postpartum Psychosis is the leading information site around for Postpartum Psychosis


Katherine Stone’s Postpartum Progress Blog

Katherine Stone’s Postpartum Progress blog is the most widely read blog on PNI – it is a valuable source of support to so many, She also provides great links to the latest research and many personal stories.


Anxiety Social Net

AnxietySocialNet is a free anxiety social network with support groups, chat, diaries and much more. ASN is a meeting place for people afflicted with anxiety disorders and also their families.

ASN also has a popular blog which provides up to date information about anxiety to the public, including reviews and research studies.




The Birth Trauma Association


The National Association for Premenstrual Syndrome


Hertfordshire Postnatal Illness Support


Help for Depression

Help for Depression provides a comprehensive explanation of the various approaches and treatments for depression, as a starting point for individuals and / or their loved ones.


Pandas Foundation

Pandas Foundation is a non-profit organisation, who support families across the UK suffering from Pre (antenatal) and Postnatal Depression.


Music Therapy Group (London)

Call and Response is a weekly music therapy group held in London, which is led by Claire Hope. It is for Mums who, for a variety of different reasons, may be having difficulty bonding with their baby. They may be suffering from Postnatal Depression, anxiety, trauma or simply be feeling isolated.


The ‘Complete Guide To Postpartum Depression’

Packed with helpful and up-to-date info on all aspects of Postpartum Depression, this is one of the most comprehensive guides to PPD on the web.


Yoga 2 Calm (London and Stockport)

A new 8 week course designed for people suffering from anxiety and depression, has proven effective in clinical trials.


Post Natal Distress (New Zealand)

This is a site, offering support to women and their families, throughout the Greater Auckland area in New Zealand, who are affected by all degrees of symptoms of: Baby blues, antenatal and postnatal distress and depression (PND), anxiety, stress and birth trauma.


Counselling Directory

This site provides the UK with a huge counselling support network, enabling those in distress to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs. This is a free, confidential service that will hopefully encourage those in distress to seek help.


Hypnotherapy Directory

Hypnotherapy Directory provides a huge support network of hypnotherapists, enabling visitors to find a hypnotherapist close to  them and appropriate for their needs.


In the Media

‘The mothers abandoned to postnatal depression’ on


Information for Muslim Women

Qalballah, a member of our service, has started a Group for Muslim women who suffer Post Natal Illness. She says:

“There is a verse from the Qur’an which states ‘For every hardship there is relief’ and ‘for every disease there is a cure’, but for those women who have experienced Post Natal Illness these promises seem to remote to be true.

PNI is a confusing and frightening mix of symptoms and the sufferer can feel isolated and bewildered. Within the Muslim community too, misunderstanding of the illness leads many women to go without the help and the support they need as issues are ignored, trivialised or sidelined.

Now there is a Yahoo! group run by Muslim survivors of Post Natal Illness to offer sisterly advice and comfort for others who are currently wading through this terrible test.

Together we can help you get through, get the support you need and offer all help we can”.