House of Light Postnatal Depression Support Group
HOUSE OF LIGHT
House of Light offers help, support, advice and information for women and their families who are affected by antenatal (A/N) and postnatal depression (PND). We are based in Hull and offer support locally and nationwide.
We are a not for profit registered charity. Our services are offered by qualified counsellors some of which have had personal experience of mental health issues. We offer:
- One to one support
- Drop In (Thursdays 1pm until 2:30pm)
- Telephone support via our freephone helpline (0800 043 2031) which operates Monday to Friday 9am until 5pm.
- Email support.
- Text support.
Our one to one support mostly takes place at House of Light's premises. For women who are affected by agoraphobia, a fear of open spaces or leaving their house (which is sometimes a feature of PND) we are able to offer home visits locally. Peer support has been proven to be an effective treatment for women with this illness and in some cases preventing depression occuring postnatally. We offer peer support or counselling and women are free to choose which aspect of support they need.
Our email and text support allows women to come forward relatively anonymously. Due to the nature of the subject and the taboo that still needlessly surrounds depression, a large amount of women are still afraid to come forward and seek the help that they need and deserve.
For more information please visit our website www.pndsupport.co.uk