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Association for Postnatal Illness (APNI)

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

Postnatal depression is a type of depression some women experience after having a baby. It can develop within the first six weeks of giving birth, but is often not apparent until around six months. Postnatal depression is more common than many people realise, affecting around one in 10 women 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 postal), who have themselves experienced postnatal illness.

The Association also runs a support service for husbands and families of the depressed woman. Many of the volunteer husbands will to 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 depressed mothers and glad to answer any enquiries.

Additional Information

Council Area
St Helens
What areas of the city is this for?
People from anywhere in the city
What age groups is this for?
Any age
What groups of people is this for?
The general public
Social media
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How much will it cost me?
The cost of the phone call
When is this service open?
Monday to Friday 10.00am - 2.00pm
How can I access this service?
You can ring us or email us, but please do enclose an S.A.E. if you write.


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