Smile group was co-founded by Natalie and Ruth in 2011 after they both experienced Post Natal Depression and felt passionate about the need for parents to benefit from sustained peer support at a local level. It is for anyone who is suffering with Perinatal Mental Illness (pre or post, AND, PND, OCD, anxiety or those who are struggling and finding parenthood difficult)
There are 3 groups, Hurdsfield (Macclesfield), Congleton and Sandbach, which are held at the children's centers. Groups are all drop ins and informal.
They also offer a 1:1 service in families in their own home, which is via a referral from a Health Professional.
Family sessions are held once a month.
We offer virtual support on a global level via our social media channels such as Facebook and twitter.