Acacia is a christian charity which was founded in 2004 by two local mums who both experienced postnatal depression and were determined to help other families. We have been supporting families ever since. Our services are free and are available to mums and dads in the Birmingham area who are experiencing pre and postnatal depression.
What does perinatal mean?
The Perinatal period is defined as ‘from the point of conception through to the first year after birth’ however Acacia’s experience shows that perinatal mental health issues can extend beyond this period. Therefore, we work with families who have a child up to the age of two.
What does Acacia do?
We provide, free of charge, a wide range of individual and group support to help you recover from the symptoms associated with pre and postnatal depression and anxiety. Our services are delivered across Birmingham and they include telephone befriending, individual befriending sessions, group workshops, telephone support, practical support in your own home and massage therapy for parent and baby.
We work closely with all family members. Postnatal depression affects mums and dads and we will support the entire family.
Our befriending support is delivered by a team of trained volunteers. Some of our volunteers are mums and dads who have personally experienced and recovered from postnatal depression. They are well placed to support other families affected by postnatal depression.
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