National Organisations

Please note that Break the Silence - PNI is not responsible for the content of any of the links below but hopes that they may provide a source of further help and information.

The Association for Postnatal Illness

A charity providing a telephone helpline, information leaflets for sufferers and healthcare professionals as well as a network of volunteers (telephone and postal), who have themselves experienced Postnatal Illness.

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APP Action Postpartum Psychosis

APP is run by a team made up of academics, health professionals and women who have experienced postpartum psychosis and who want to increase public awareness and research into the condition.

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Marcé Society

A society that promotes, facilitates and communicates about research into all aspects of the mental health of women, their infants and partners around the time of childbirth.

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Maternal Mental Health Alliance

A coalition of UK organisations committed to improving the mental health and wellbeing of women and children in pregnancy and the first postnatal year.

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Leading mental health charity in England and Wales.

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National Institute of Clinical Excellence

An independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health.

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PND Training

Training in Postnatal Depression and Perinatal Mental Health Issues

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Royal College of Psychiatrists

The website of the College has information and leaflets on postnatal depression and mental illness after childbirth.

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24 hour telephone advice/support.

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The Quality Network for Perinatal Mental Health Servicesread more

The British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR)

BIHR supports local authorities and others, including in the field of health, to integrate human rights principles into their services.

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Fatherhood Institute

Although postnatal depression is mainly a problem for mothers, with causes that are at least partly physiological, in recent years it has increasingly been recognised that new fathers can also become depressed.

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In addition to the above national links, there are also several regional PNI organisations. For further details, please click here

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