Action on Postpartum Psychosis (APP) is the only UK charity dedicated to supporting women and families affected by postpartum psychosis (PP). PP is a severe form of postnatal illness that affects 1-2 in every 1,000 new mums. Symptoms begin in the days following childbirth and include hallucinations, delusions, elation or depression, and extreme confusion.
APP: runs an award-winning peer support service, connecting women and families to recovered volunteers; develops patient information; raises awareness; dispels myths and stigmas; campaigns for improved perinatal mental health services; trains health professionals; and facilitates vital research into the condition.
APP is hosted by the University of Birmingham, and is run by academics, health professionals and women and families who have been affected by PP.