Post natal depression and anxiety is something that is very close to my heart and after entering the blogging and twitter worlds it has amazed me how many women suffer from it. I suffered from Post natal anxiety after having my little boy and even though it is now under control I still have it with me every day. Having support, whether it be from loved ones or professionals is so important. I missed out on the professional support but am passionate about other people not having the same experience as me. PANDAS Foundation is a charity which helps women and their families through this tough time. A time which in theory should be one of the happiest of our lives, as many of us know however this isn’t always the case and charities like PANDAS are so important to help when things get hard going. All of their services are free and in my opinion are invaluable. They run a helpline and email support; as cheesy as it sounds it is good to talk. If anyone that is reading this thinks they could benefit from the services that PANDAS offers you can find out more here.
As I have mentioned all of PANDAS services are free so they rely on donations from the public. A really fun way of helping out is by running a Teddy Bears’ Picnic in May. I loved having Teddy Bears’ Picnic when I was young and this is a really great way of raising money for a fantastic cause but also having some fun with the kids too. Here’s what you have to do:
So why not arrange a Teddy Bears Picnic for your friends and help thousands of women and their families all over the UK. If you fancy having a go you can register for a pack here. I have just registered for mine. I would love to see some pictures and hear how much you have raised.
This post was written in partnership with PANDAS, all thoughts and opinions are my own.