Postpartum psychosis research
Learn more how you can help us make a difference
Join our postpartum psychosis research community
The National Centre for Mental Health (NCMH) and Action on Postpartum Psychosis (APP) are working together to understand more about the causes and triggers of severe mental illness during pregnancy and following childbirth.
How you can help
You are invited to take part in this research if you have experienced postpartum psychosis or other severe mental illness around childbirth.
If you decide to take part we ask you to provide information about your postpartum episode to help us understand more about the causes and triggers of severe mental illness at this time.
We also want to identify people who would be willing to be approached about taking part in further mental health research projects.
Dr Sally Wilson
APP National Training & Research Coordinator
"We do know a lot more than we used to about postpartum psychosis, but we need to know more about why it happens to certain women. If we can identify better those who are at risk, know how best to recover from postpartum psychosis, and importantly, disseminate the evidence, then not only can we make this time less traumatising for all involved, ultimately, we can save lives."
Professor Ian Jones
Director of NCMH
"We need to understand things better for the huge number of women who experience postpartum psychosis. There are few things tougher than experiencing an episode of postpartum psychosis in those early days after having a baby.
"We need as many people as possible to take part to help us make a difference for all those affected by postpartum psychosis."