Now in their 12th year, the National Lottery Awards are an annual search for the UK’s favourite lottery funded project. The awards aim to recognise the difference that lottery funded projects make to people, places and communities. There are seven categories including health where an organisation very dear to my heart, ‘Action on Postpartum Psychosis’ are among this year’s finalists. The winners will be invited to appear on BBC1 and will receive two thousand pounds to spend on their project.
Each year 1400 women in the UK suffer from postpartum psychosis. Action on Postpartum Psychosis provides information and peer support to these women and their families. They run a peer support forum with volunteers who have personal experience of the condition as well as a one to one email service. Experts in the field have written guides and online content to help inform families. They also run workshops.
Having experienced the illness myself I know how daunting it is for both the mother and her family and I really admire the work this organisation does in supporting people and helping to fight stigma around postpartum psychosis. Why not follow this link to lottery good causes and cast your vote for Action on Postpartum Psychosis. Read a bit more about APP and scroll down to the voting button on the right. Voting lines close on 29th July.
You can also have a look at the APP website and forum here