Action On Postpartum Psychosis

Postpartum Psychosis: Guide for parents & children

An information guide and resources to support parenting following Postpartum Psychosis. The guide will bring together practical tips from mums, dads and families who have been there, and advice from academic and clinical experts in maternal mental health, bonding, child development and peer support

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1139925)

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Postpartum Psychosis (PP) is a severe & distressing form of postnatal illness, affecting 1-2 in every 1000 new mothers. There is little research or information available on parenting following PP. Women & families have many questions and fears, including how and when to talk to their children about PP. Our survey finds that many struggle with parenting confidence at discharge from care, and our work with adult children highlights the importance of talking to children about the experience.


We will develop an information guide & resources for parents/families affected by PP, bringing together practical tips from parents who have been there, and up-to-date research on bonding & parenting. Recovered women, family members, academic and clinical experts will input into the development. The guide builds on our highly regarded APP Insider Guide series, used by Mother & Baby Units and Perinatal Mental Health teams across the country.