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Association for Post Natal Illness (APNI)

Helpline for women with post natal depression, their partners and healthcare professionals.

Postnatal Illness is a type of depression or anxiety that some women experience after having a baby and we no know men can experience it after becoming a parent too. It can develop within the first six weeks of giving birth, but is often not apparent until around six months or later. Postnatal Illness is more common than many people realise, affecting as many as one in 5 women and many men after having a baby.

The Association provides a telephone helpline, information leaflets for sufferers and healthcare professionals as well as a network of volunteers (telephone and email), who have themselves experienced postnatal illness.

The Association also runs a support service for husbands and families of anyone affected by postnatal illness.. Many of the volunteer husbands will talk to husbands of sufferers and offer help and advice if necessary.

If you are suffering from postnatal depression we recommend that you try talking to one of our volunteers. We are always happy to hear from anyone needing support Postnatally and are glad to answer any enquiries.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Siobhan Merrifield
Telephone
E-mail
Info@apni.org
Website
Apni

Where to go

Name
APNI
Address
145, Dawes Road
Fulham
London
Postcode
SW6 7EB
Notes

The venue is a postal address only and not open to visitors

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Helpline open Monday – Friday 10 am – 2 pm

Other Details

Costs

Please contact provider for cost details.

Availability

Referral required
No