Cassandra's particular concern with regard to PND is the lack of support offered by the NHS, and her
hope is to campaign for support groups, like the ones facilitated by Liz
, to be provided free of charge across the UK.
is a specialist Postnatal Depression Counsellor
, with a diploma in Humanistic Counselling, who has been supporting and counselling women and their families for the past twelve years.
She is the PND support co-ordinator for the National Childbirth Trust and sits on the committee for The Association for Postnatal Illness.
was instrumental in the production of their training video and has more recently produced her
own video, Understanding Postnatal Depression©
which is an informative programme made especially for health professionals and parents, giving an insight into what PND is and its effects.
has appeared on Kilroy, Richard and Judy, This Morning and various radio programmes regarding the work that she
also works for Health trusts, developing and facilitating training courses on PND and facilitating PND support groups for mothers and fathers.
She has also developed courses and trained volunteers for Home- Start and Sure Start schemes, MIND, the NCT and other voluntary organisations.
also provides training on how to set up and facilitate PND support groups and speaks at conferences about the work that she
Having experienced severe PND herself, Liz
not only has a wealth of professional experience but personal experience too, which has proved invaluable to many mothers and their families.
For further information about training, counselling and the video, Liz