Related Areas 

Gives information on a range of issues including perinatal mental health problems from seeing and hearing people’s real life experiences.  There is information on dealing with difficult times. We hope that seeing interviews with people can be particularly helpful and reassuring as know that other people are going through the same and things can get better.

BabyCentre UK

This is a general site which deals with everything from pregnancy through to toddlers and pre-schoolers .  It has a useful section ‘For You’ which offers information and advice on post natal depression, nutrition after birth, sex and relationships and so on in an easy to read and accessible format, although with adverts

Birth Trauma Association

This site supports all women and their families who have had a traumatic birth experience.  In addition to offering helpful information they also provide email details for a range of women and men who have either suffered from or supported women in this situation, along with professional counsellors. 

BBC Health

This is a regularly updated website showing all sorts of news and commentary on health. It will give you the latest news on health issues and also acts as a database to look up any news items on postnatal depression or perinatal mental health problems

Elaine Hanzak

Elaine Hanzak wrote the book, ‘Eyes without Sparkle-a journey through postnatal ilness’.  Hers is a moving story and she has used her experiences to develop herself as a motivational speaker.  She has spoken at a previous Angela Harrison Charitable Trust Study Day

Support Groups

We have been working closely with Pentreath an award winning mental health charitable organisation to recruit, train and support volunteers who have been running a fabulously successful support group at the Children’s Centre in Falmouth. 


This group has now come to an end.  From the Angela Harrison Charitable Trust we want to say a big thank you to the volunteers who committed valuable time and energy in setting up and maintaining these support groups to help and inspire the mums involved.

News & events


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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