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Vicki completes her first ever triathlon
On the 14th of May I completed my first ever triathlon, the Stratford Sprint Triathlon. This was a big deal for me. I’d done little bits of jogging before, but nothing as daft as this. The training was hard work and I wasn't sure whether i was going to make it all the way around.

Many of y ...

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Current Vacancies
We are currently recruiting for 2 exciting roles : 

Helping Hands Coordinator: 12 hours per week £20,800-£21,550 pro rata. 3 years fixed term until May 2020.Closing date for application: Tuesday 6 June 2017, 11 am Interview dates: Monday 12 June 2017. 

Creche Supervisor: 11. ...

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13 Apr 2017
Acacia Family Fun Day at Saltley
Our community engagement Family Fun Day at Saltly during the Easter holidays was a huge success.  Delivered in collaboration with Adderley Children's Centre the day attracted well over a hundred local residents.  There was lots of fun on the day with facepainting, balloon modelling, f ...

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13 Apr 2017
Thankyou Nationwide (spot the obvious mistake!)
Thank you for such a generous donation Nationwide Erdington Branch £250 for Acacia Family Support.

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13 year old James is going all out for Acacia
Our youngest runner to join the Acacia Fun Run Team is 13 year old James. He is busy training and collecting sponsors. Please support him by using the link below or searching for James-De-Rosa on Justgiving. Thank you

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/James-De-Rosa

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10 Apr 2017
Thank you to the Sutton Coldfield branch of Nationwide, a generous donation of £250!
Receiving the cheque at our office on Friday was Acacia's locality manager Yvonne (left) Lisa ( centre) and Louise (right) from the Nationwide bank.  Thanks so much.   Without this kind of fantastic support Acacia wouldn't be able to do what we do. ...

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Acacia Champion Olivia Siegl (The Baby Bible) Blog Post
I was recently very honoured to be asked by the Co-founder of Acacia Family Support, Emma Borg, to speak at their AGM about my experiences of Postnatal Depression and Postnatal Psychosis and the part it played when it came to writing my book “The Baby Bible: A No Bullshit Guide to Motherhood&r ...

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24 Mar 2017
Emma Borg meets Elaine Hanzak.
What a super opportunity to meet up with author and advocate for better maternal mental health Elaine Hanzak. We both met in Birmingham City in-between meetings to catch up from the past ten years! Let's say we talked for England! Elaine is a global speaker who raises awareness of the illness ant ...

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16 Feb 2017
Acacia Family Support celebrates 13 years of service!
Acacia was established in 2004 by two mums Emma and Rachel, who both experienced severe postnatal depression and struggled to find help.  That's when they decided that something needed to be done to prevent other mums going through the same experience.  Acacia was born. ...

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Trustee's Wanted
Do you have the talents or passion to make a really positive impact within the community? Make a difference by becoming a Board Member of Acacia Family Support.   If you are passionate about improving support for families affected by antenatal and postnatal depression we would very much li ...

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10 Oct 2016
RED BALLOONS FLYING HIGH FOR WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY

Releasing red balloons with powerful words of hope written across them, our aim to create a symbolic and meaningful moment.
World Mental Health Day is observed on the 10th October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing effor ...

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