Beat the Blues — a self‐help group for parents experiencing postnatal depression

Rose Tyldesley (Mental Health for Stockport Primary Care)
Linda Phillips (Stockport)

A Life in the Day

ISSN: 1366-6282

Publication date: 30 June 2009


Beat the Blues is a support group in Stockport providing information and support to anyone who thinks that they may be suffering from postnatal depression. Set up and run by a group of mothers who have lived with postnatal depression, the group offers a range of different activities and an opportunity to talk to others who feel the same. This article describes how the group was developed using a community development approach, and Rose Tyldesley describes her role as a community development worker in facilitating this. Linda Phillips describes how she got involved in group as a committee member, and what the group has meant for her.



Tyldesley, R. and Phillips, L. (2009), "Beat the Blues — a self‐help group for parents experiencing postnatal depression", A Life in the Day, Vol. 13 No. 2, pp. 9-12.

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