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Pre and Postnatal Depression Awareness Week

31 August, 2017

Pre and Postnatal Depression Awareness Week

This year’s Pre and Postnatal Depression Awareness Week starts next Monday (4 September).

It has been organised by the charity Pre and Post Natal Depression Advice and Support.

This year’s theme is raising awareness of prenatal mental health, which includes conditions such as anxiety, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

The week will involve providing a platform for women’s voices and available support services. 

Research indicates that 12% of women will suffer from depression in pregnancy, with one in three of these women going on to develop postnatal depression. 

Non-psychotic mental health disorders are recognised as the most common morbidity of pregnancy and the postnatal period.

It is estimated that 50% of cases of anxiety and depression in pregnancy and the postnatal period go undetected.

And approximately 50% of women in the UK have no access to specialist perinatal mental health services.

You can follow the campaign using the twitter handle #PNDAW17.

For more information and downloadable resources, click here

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