PND and Me Hope Packs aim to offer hope to mothers currently in Psychiatric Mother & Baby Units across the UK.
About the project
There are just 17 Mother and Baby Units in the UK with a small 125 beds between them. These units offer wonderful support to mothers experiencing a mental illness such as Puerperal Psychosis or Postnatal Depression and importantly they are able to take their baby in with them which aids the bonding process which can quite often be a big issue for mums with a mental illness.
I've not personally been in a Mother and Baby unit but a number of women I'm honoured to call friends have been and I can see how beneficial they can be, however when a mum leaves she can sometimes be left feeling unsupported and unsure where to turn for further support.
I'm going to be creating 'Hope Packs' for mums in Mother and Baby units containing a small booklet with positive words of encouragement, stories etc from other mums who've experienced a perinatal mental illness along with a little 'Hope' teddy so the mums can have a little hope with them always. Childrens books, Slings, chocolate, mindfulness colouring books and so much more!
Please donate if you can or spread the word if you aren't able to donate at the moment.
What I desperately need now is funds to send these packs out. a £10 donation will get you a little PND and Me teddy!
Thank you in advance for you help xx