Surviving Post-Natal Depression: Cara Aitken
Eyes without Sparkle - Elaine A. Hanzak
Down Came the Rain - Brooke Shields
Life After Birth - Kate Figes
Beyond the Edge – Hazel Rolston
Out of Me – Fiona Shaw
Coping with Post-natal Depression – Dr Sandra Wheatley
Postpartum Depression and Child Development – Lynne Murray and Peter J Cooper
Perinatal Psychiatry – John Cox and Jenni Holden
Overcoming Post-natal Depression, A Five Areas Approach – Chris Williams, Roch Cantwell and Karen Robertson
What Mothers Do: especially when it looks like nothing by Naomi Stadlen
Fine (Not Fine): Perspectives and Experiences of Postnatal Depression by Bridget Hargreave
Postnatal Depression Leaflet written by Royal College of Psychiatrists http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mentalhealthinfoforall/problems/postnatalmentalhealth/postnataldepression.aspx
The Association for Postnatal Illness – www.apni.org
The Smile Group – www.thesmilegroup.org
Acacia Family Support - http://www.acacia.org.uk
The Samaritans - http://www.samaritans.org
Mind helplines - http://www.mind.org.uk/help/advice_lines
Care for the Family - http://www.careforthefamily.org.uk
Mothers for Mothers - http://www.mothersformothers.co.uk
The Northamptonshire Parent Infant Project (NORPIP) - www.norpip.org.uk
House of Light - http://www.pndsupport.co.uk
support in London - http://cocoonfamilysupport.org
support in Sheffield - http://www.lightsheffield.org.uk
support in Scotland - http://www.juno.uk.com
support in Gloucestershire - https://www.facebook.com/shineoncemore/
One Space is a community for single parents with support from experienced parenting facilitators bringing together essential information, interactive learning & friendly forums for peer support. It is a lifeline to many who are parenting alone.
One Space aims to be the first port of call for single parents online – providing professional 1-2-1 advice from a team of experts in areas such as family law; benefits; CSA; money and debt; relationships and separation etc.
One Space is delivered by the Single Parent Action Network (SPAN) with support from the Department for Education.
The Counselling Directory: a confidential service that encourages those in distress to seek help. Information re. many different types of distress, as well as articles, news, and events. All counsellors listed provide their qualifications and insurance cover or proof of membership with a professional body. We have a page on Depression which can be found here: http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/depression.html
Mental health problems during pregnancy and the first year after birth are often under-reported, under-diagnosed and under-treated. The RCGP recognises the importance of better detection and treatment of mental health problems during this perinatal time and is pleased to share this Perinatal Mental Health Toolkit.