Our 10th Anniversary – “TIN”

It is our 10 year anniversary this year so I looked up which traditional present for this event you would expect to find and came up with Tin.  This is very ironic as we are a Cornish charity trust.

Thinking about the word “TIN” and what this could symbolise to the Angela Harrison Charitable Trust, I was hit by the simplicity of it all.  The word links beautifully with our current ethos and the direction we are now following in this way:

T = Training

We have found through our experience over the past 10 years that the most important factor in the prevention and treatment of Postnatal Depression is to train the people who will meet, treat and support families who are experiencing the condition.

I = Information

That’s what we do best!  By providing the resources like leaflets (in the red baby books), posters, training guides and providing book lending schemes to professionals working in the healthcare system, we inform on symptoms, current available treatments and help signpost sufferers to the best information, care and support in the area.

Exchange of information helps keep the spotlight on the condition and stops it from being forgotten about.  Keeping it current encourages better communication and best practice can be shared.

N = Nurture

Nurturing trainee and new professionals by providing training, motivation and opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with like-minded people promotes positive change in the attitudes of all who treat, support and care for those suffering with Postnatal Depression.

The Angela Harrison Charitable Trust was founded on the tragedy of the untimely death of Angela 10 years ago whilst suffering from Puerperal Psychosis.

Over the past 10 years we have worked to achieve many things, the most successful being the new Perinatal Mental Health Service and the study days held every 2 years.

We have increased awareness of Postnatal Depression, created a website, support groups, book lending service, literature and leaflets etc and fostered links between organisations on a national level.

Our aim is to increase awareness of Postnatal Depression and to ensure that through this, sufferers and their families will have the help, information and support needed to make a successfull recovery …

We will keep on working toward this aim and would like to thank all the people who have helped us get this far – the fundraisers, the professionals who give their time and share their knowledge and on a personal level, the rest of the members of the Trust – past and present, who without their dedication, time and effort, we wouldn’t be here today.

Thank you all.

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County Perinatal Services Expand following Funding Boost

After successfully obtaining additional funding from NHS England, the Perinatal Mental Health Service has expanded significantly and is now able to offer a more enhanced service across Cornwall. Mandy Raywood, Specialist Perinatal Team Leader said, “Our target group are women who have a significant mental illness or been identified as at risk of developing one […]

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Exciting Times for the Perinatal Team

The Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Team have been successful in their application to NHS England for additional funding to expand the existing perinatal team. We have recently shortlisted 5 candidates for interview for 2 band 6 Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Nurse posts and will be interviewing just before Christmas. We will also be advertising for […]

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‘Sour Milk’: Farah Hughes Photography

‘Sour Milk’ Farah Hughes has undertaken a BA in Applied Media. As part of her project she put together a fascinating series of images depicting post-natal depression as well as some information on the subject. To see Farah’s work and read about post-natal depression go to the following link http://farahhughes.photography/Sour-Milk

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‘Becoming a Mother’: A Hot Cup of Tea with Hollie McNish

  Woman’s Hour features a series on ‘Becoming a Mother’ where Hollie McNish has a series of discussions with people about her and their own experiences of motherhood.  In one episode http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04c06tr  Fiona Putnam discusses her experience of postnatal psychosis.

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Annual General Meeting

The Angela Harrison Charitable Trust held its Annual General Meeting on 08 June 2016. We welcomed Mandy Raywood, Manager of the Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Team at Cornwall Foundation Trust, to the committee. Sandra Batty has been re-elected as Treasurer, Jackie Harrison as Secretary and Dr Adrian Flynn as Chair. We are looking forward to another […]

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National Expert Visits Cornwall

Last year the Trust organised for Dr Liz MacDonald a Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist from London with over 30 years’ experience in the area to come to Cornwall. Liz delivered three tailored half-day teaching programmes for Health Visitors and Midwives, Community Mental Health staff, GP’s and Psychiatrists. The training took place at the Alverton Manor and […]

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Celebrity Spotlight

There has been a lot of coverage in the news about post natal depression following the Heroes star Hayden Panettierre’s revelation of her own problems.  Hayden said that while she hasn’t experienced the extreme levels of depression some women do after giving birth, she has found it difficult at times. “I can very much relate,” […]

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Postnatal Depression Affects Fathers Too

Postnatal depression has traditionally been seen as a condition that affects mothers.  However, research suggests that the condition is not restricted to mums.  A study by Paulson in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in 2010 found that roughly 10% of men became depressed during their partner’s pregnancy or after birth – not much […]

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Our 10th Anniversary – “TIN”

It is our 10 year anniversary this year so I looked up which traditional present for this event you would expect to find and came up with Tin.  This is very ironic as we are a Cornish charity trust. Thinking about the word “TIN” and what this could symbolise to the Angela Harrison Charitable Trust, […]

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Educational events for health professionals in Cornwall

The Angela Harrison Charitable Trust is sponsoring three unique educational events for health professionals in Cornwall.  Dr Liz MacDonald, an expert in Perinatal Mental Health, will be coming to Cornwall and delivering tailored lectures and workshops for Psychiatric Nurses, Health Visitors and GP’s.  This is going to take place on 30 November, 1 and 2 […]

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