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Saturday 25th March Join our first fundraising coffee morning
Something new is about to start at Acacia!
We are kick starting a new inititive to help ACACIA raise much needed funds and bring about awareness of maternal mental health. We are looking for past mums or friends of Acacia to help us get this started. Would you be able to host a coffee morning with your family and friends? You can make it as big or as small as you like and you would have the su ...

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16 Jan 2017
VACANCIES: 4 X TRUSTEE ROLES (VOLUNTARY)
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 like to hear from you.   Could you help our organisation grow and succeed by providing Christian ...

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28 Oct 2016
WELL DONE RACHEL
A big thank you to this lovely lady Rachel Mattin who ran the Birmingham Half Marathon for Acacia on Sunday 16th October.
What a fantastic achievment with a completed time of 02:08:34!
Plus raising £500 for our charity!  Thank you Rachel.





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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 efforts in support of mental health.  In Acacia's case its maternal mental health.
The Day provides ...

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ACACIA MUMS TREATED BY NATIONWIDE BUILDING SOCIETY
Pictured here are some of our Acacia mums enjoying Afternoon Tea at Aston Wood Golf Club, funded by Nationwide Building Society in Sutton Coldfield. Lisa Hurren Loydd, an employee from Nationwide Building Society won the Citizenship Award of £100 and donated it to Acacia with the proviso  that our mums enjoyed every penny of it with a little bit of pampering ! During the afternoon, the ...

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TEAM ACACIA TAKES PART IN GREAT MIDLANDS FUN RUN 2016
On Sunday June 5 th Acacia Family Support participated in the Great Midlands Fun Run through the streets of Sutton Coldfield and Sutton park. Thank you to the 11 ladies and 1 gentleman who ran, walked or plodded the 8.5 miles in such glorious sunshine. We were so encouraged when one of our previous mums who had accessed our befriending service decided to use the event as a way of raising fund ...

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15 Mar 2016
Volunteer Application Pack
Volunteering at Acacia

Would you like to help create a place of hope, healing and reassurance for mothers or fathers affected by pre or postnatal depression (PND)?   

We are always looking for new volunteers with the right skills who feel passionate about supporting families to join our teams across Birmingham.

FREE TRAINING is being offered enabling you to wor ...

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Survival Guide for Dads

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New funding for maternal mental health promised by David Cameron
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/jan/11/david-cameron-revolution-maternal-mental-health 

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Extracts from the Maternal Mental Health Alliance - Everyone’s Business Campaign Press Statement
The Maternal Mental Health Alliance -Everyone’s Business campaign welcomes the £75 million over 5 years allocated to perinatal mental health services following George Osborne’s announcement today, as well as the acknowledgement of the unmet mental health needs of pregnant women and new mothers.  We look forward to working with the Government to explore the further details in ...

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Acacia's services featured in TWO International Journals
We are pleased and excited to announce that Acacia's work has recently been featured in two highly respected Acacdemic Journals. Our work with fathers has been featured in the International Journal for Birth and Parenting and our Social Return on Investment Report has been featured in in the International Journal for Public Sector Management. Read both articles on the right of this feature. 

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25 Aug 2014
BBC Midlands Today - High Demand for our Services
Acacia's expansion into South Birmingham features on BBC Midlands Today - watch the story below.

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06 May 2014
Media coverage of Acacia's Dad's Conference
What an amazing team effort from Acacia - organised our first ever Acacia Dads Conference and raised awareness of the fact that Post Natal Depression (PND) affects Dads too! Watch the Midlands Today vidoes below as well as listening to Geoff and Lee talk to Jeremy Vine about Acacia.

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03 Oct 2013
Acacia awarded Lottery funding to expand into South / Central Birmingham
This continuation, expansion and development project is based on existing work and pilots completed by Acacia. We aim to improve the lives of mothers, fathers and families in Birmingham affected by pre and postnatal depression.

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