'Music 4 Mums' is an evening of singing, celebration, spoken word and sisterhood. Featuring a stellar line up of female artists such as Imelda Staunton and special choral performances by Kings Place Choir, Great Ormand Street Staff and Parent Choir and Choir Baby, a choir for new Mums and Dads.
This event will raise money for APP, and launch their ‘Music 4 Mums’ campaign for 2019. This campaign aims to celebrate mums with musical events all over the country, raising awareness of the need for adequate maternal mental health care services in every area of the UK, and raising much-needed funds to support APP’s vital work supporting women and families affected by postpartum psychosis.
Post-Partum Psychosis is a mental illness which affects 1 to 2 in every 1000 mothers, yet few people have ever even heard of it. An episode of psychosis is very frightening for mothers and their families. Episodes begin suddenly after childbirth and symptoms include hallucinations and delusions, often with mania, depression or confusion. Although most women do recover, many new mums suffering with mental health problems are not identified or treated and suicide is the second leading cause of death in post-partum women.
This event is an opportunity for people to come together in support of each other, lending their voices to the voiceless and helping to stamp out the dangerous stigma attached to motherhood and mental health, whilst raising funds for Action on Postpartum Psychosis.
Please add your voice to this important conversation by coming along. Every scrap of awareness and funding will go towards helping a Mum get back on her feet so she can enjoy her new baby and hold onto the future she deserves.