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Vote for us on Lovebrum
We are hoping to be successful with our bid for £2,000 from LoveBrum to help to provide equipment to be used in the Young Parents Group. This will include an empathy belly, so that family members can understand what the mother-to-be is going through, a resuscitation doll, so that staf ...

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Women in a quarter of the UK still can’t access vital maternal mental health services
New maps launched today by the Maternal Mental Health Alliance’s Everyone’s Business Campaign show that pregnant women and new mums in a quarter of the UK still cannot access lifesaving specialist perinatal mental health services, which meet national guidelines.  The Maternal Mental ...

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1 day Acacia Way Training 1st May 2018
If you are interested in volunteering at Acacia or simply want to 
know more about us and what we do, join us for our 1 day ACACIA WAY TRAINING course on the 1 May 2018 in Sutton Coldfield. 930-230pm Lunch will be provided.To find out more or book, please contact the office on 0121 301 5990 or e ...

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SNOWDON UPDATE!

So far 17 amazing mums, dads, volunteers, staff, friends, family and kids have said they will join us on June 30th to climb Snowdon and help us raise £10,000. We'd love to fill a coach load of 50 people - Do something amazing and JOIN US!
More information available from

https://www.eventbrite ...

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Boldmere Bullets

Great news for Acacia Family Support.
The Boldmere Bullets the well known local riding collective have voted to support our charity over 2018.  Thanks so much guys and girls x

The Boldmere Bullets are a cycling and running collective from Sutton Coldfield. Formed in autumn 2013, the Bul ...

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23 Jan 2018
Blossom Yoga and Wellbeing Choose Acacia to be Charity of the Year
Today we are saying a huge thank you to one of our lovely mums, Katherine Aguirre, who nominated us to be Blossom Yoga and Wellbeing's Charity of the Year for 2018. After the votes were counted, we were thrilled to be chosen as the winner - hooray !!
An exciting year lies ahead. Mandy Rees, the fou ...

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Snowdon!
HUGE AND EXCITING ACACIA ANNOUNCEMENT !
Last year we supported nearly 600 families but to continue this work, WE NEED YOUR HELP !
Today we are thrilled and excited to launch our BIGGEST EVER fundraising event: On SATURDAY 30TH JUNE 2018, we are going to CLIMB UP MT SNOWDON to raise vital funds and ...

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23 Oct 2017
Thank You Zurich!

Acacia have partnered with Zurich to help raise funds and offer a helping hand.
This week Acacia mums, dads, and volunteers received a small gift as a way of showing our appreciation and a treat to our mums who are on the journey to recovery. Our photos below tell the story just by the smiles! Zur ...

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10 Oct 2017
World Mental Health Day
Acacia celebrated world mental health day with a nice huge chocolate cake.  Just what the doctor ordered!!!

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Yo ho ho
Small acts of kindness are an essential element of the service we offer our families with our volunteers and staff always going the extra mile. On Friday, Cheryl, our amazing Helping Hands at Home Coordinator came in on her day off with her daughter to decorate our office Christmas tree. ...

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Creche Supervisor
We Are Recruiting for a part time creche supervisor, term time only, 16 hours per week. Are you looking for a fresh challenge?  
Join our team and make a difference. Closing date is 25th September. 

For more information and/or a job pack and application form click on the links ...

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Family Fun Day, Sat 16th September
Acacia will be holding a Family Fun Day in September.  Entry is free so come along and join the fun at Northfield and help us raise some much needed funds at the same time.  There will be lots to do and see for everyone.  See our flyer for more details.

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The amazing Walmley team
Team work at Acacia's Walmley Sutton Coldfield service led by Jayne o Sullivan. How blessed is Acacia to have such amazing members, thank you.

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Could You Be An Acacia Angel?
We are looking for Acacia Angels who will partner with us by giving monthly

JUST £5 A MONTH CAN MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE

Every year it costs over £350,000 to run Acacia’s services.    A monthly donation would mean we could support more families through depression and a ...

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11 Jul 2017
Work Experience Students
This week we welcome Thomas Warburton, Georgia McKenna, Satpret Chandan and Muqaddas Ahmed to our team as work experience students. These amazing young people have rather brilliantly organised a fundraising raffle for us (with some gorgeous prizes) and a guess the number of sweets in the jar competi ...

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16 Jun 2017
Vicki completes her triathlon and raises £2000.
Well done to Vicki Hook Acacia's Business Director who did a thoroughly good job by completing her first ever triathlon in Stratford upon Avon recently.  We are all extremly proud of Vicki as we know training for anything whilst being mum to three young children is no mean feat!  Plus rais ...

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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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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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