The APNI works to provide support to mothers suffering from post-natal illness, increase public awareness of the illness and encourage research into its cause/nature.
Postnatally depressed women may feel unable to go out of their house, and meeting people may cause them a great deal of stress, therefore contact made on the phone or by e-mail can be ideal.
Women often find that talking, or writing to someone, who has had the illness and recovered, allows them to discuss the most distressing symptoms of the illness. The phone and e-mail volunteers also give women hope that they will eventually recover.
For those who are not on the phone or e-mail we can offer the services of volunteers who will communicate by post.