Support Charities & Organisations

There is hope for anyone struggling with PND and there is help available. Do not suffer alone.

I’m delighted to be able to feature posts from charities and support organisations etc who share what they offer to help anyone who is struggling. There’s also some great posts from individuals, telling what’s made the difference in their recovery.

Aware Logo Full Colour Background (web logo)AWARE

“AWARE is a mental health charity in Northern Ireland working exclusively with and for people with depression. Depression does not discriminate…” Read it here


“ is the largest parenting website in the UK with more than 4.5millions users a week…” Read it here

Screen Shot 2016-05-02 at 08.46.53PANGS NI

“PANGS NI stands for Post and Antenatal Group Support. It’s a closed Facebook group offering peer support for anyone struggling or wanting to find help and encouragement.” Read it here

Screen Shot 2016-01-31 at 17.20.17Afterthoughts NI 

“My name is Anne Marie McKinley. I am a midwife and a therapist. Allow me to share a little about the world of counselling for Birth Trauma in which I work…” Read it here 




bc6c64db-1e50-49f7-b5ad-640a5af79af9East Belfast Community Counselling 

“We are a community based counselling centre, seeing around 150 people week with a wide range of mental health issues. We have around 32 counsellors with a range of different specialisms…” Read it here




logoEmpathy Counselling

Empathy Counselling is a Counselling Service with a difference. We are completely Patient-led, which is where our online service was born.” Read it here








“My name is Una. Myself and my sister, Brenda, started up Support 2gether because I suffered, and my family along with me suffered, with Postnatal depression.” Read it here







Screen Shot 2016-03-02 at 08.55.23Life Coaching

“My motherhood journey has been challenging. I thought being a mummy was going to be very different from how it has been. A cousin of mine summed it up well, “it’s like winning the lottery and being hit by a truck all at once and that’s how I felt.” Read it here





DyaneDadTreatment – ECT 

“Ten years ago if you told me I’d beg a stranger to attach electrodes to my head to zap me out of despair, my retort would’ve been: No way!” Read it here






nursery-1078923_1920Treatment – MBU & ECT
“My recovery, from severe PND, took a long time with many different treatments because my depression was classed as resistant.  Looking back I see this as just meaning it would take longer…” Read it here





mother-15504_1920Treatment – Bonding Sessions & Wrap Course 

“The Bonding Specialist” as I call her ( I can’t remember her official title) was my lifeline.  She brought so much warmth to her role and she was passionate…” Read it here





Screen Shot 2016-05-02 at 21.43.15Treatment – Music Therapy

“Throughout my depression, music has been the only constant comfort…” Read it here




Screen Shot 2016-05-12 at 09.22.17PerinatalPeers Support Group

“The power of group support really should never be underestimated….” Read about it here




Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 08.39.01Partners to Parents

“Partners to Parents is a new website for couples who are pregnant or have recently had a baby…” Read it here