The Association for Post-Natal Illness (APNI)

Helpline for women with post-natal depression, their partners and healthcare professionals.

Postnatal depression is a type of depression some women experience after having a baby. It can develop within the first six weeks of giving birth, but is often not apparent until around six months. Postnatal depression is more common than many people realise, affecting around one in 10 women after having a baby.

The Association provides a telephone helpline, information leaflets for sufferers and healthcare professionals as well as a network of volunteers (telephone and email), who have themselves experienced postnatal illness.

The Association also runs a support service for husbands and families of the depressed woman. Many of the volunteer husbands will to talk to husbands of sufferers and offer help and advice if necessary.

If you are suffering from postnatal depression we recommend that you try talking to one of our volunteers. We are always happy to hear from depressed mothers and glad to answer any enquiries.

Apni Leaflets

The Association has produced a number of leaflets relating to PNI, both for mothers and the medical profession. Below are the two leaflets that we send to mothers or individuals who need information on the subject:-

Click here for The Baby Blues and PND (This leaflet is available in the following languages on request:- Bengali, Gujarti, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi).

Click here for the Postnatal Depression leaflet.

The Association also has a ‘GUIDE TO PROGESTERONE FOR POSTNATAL DEPRESSION’ booklet. This is available on request.

Apni You Tube channel.

Apni have started a Youtube channel. If you find any Youtube links that you feel would benefit those suffering from postnatal depression or their families please email them to us through our contact form.

Who to contact

0207 386 0868 0207 386 0868 Fax: 0207 386 8885 Fax: 0207 386 8885
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Where to go

Association For Post-natal Illness,
145 Dawes Road
View SW6 7EB on a map
Get directions to SW6 7EB

The venue is a postal address only and not open to visitors

Last Updated

Last updated: 17/11/2020


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