Have you ever done any voluntary work that you feel has really made a difference
This week I took a day out of the Tailored Yarn schedule to give a presentation to a group of mental health professionals at Manchester Royal Infirmary on a training course. I retold my story along with another volunteer from the national charity Action on Postpartum Psychosis. The audience told us how much they appreciated our imput as being more valuable learning about psychosis after childbirth from individuals who had lived through the illness than by textbook. I think this shows how something positive can come from our most difficult experiences.
Raising awareness and challenging the stigma are my two main reasons for writing my second book which will be called “Mummy’s Amazing Rainbow Mind”. It might be the first children’s book that’s ever been written on this subject and I’m currently completing the illustration work.
I’d love to hear about your experiences of voluntary work
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