Get Me Out The Four Walls
The Norwich events, where appropriate, support Get Me Out The Four Walls which was founded in 2015 by Norfolk mum Naomi Farrow. Following her own battle with Postnatal depression after the birth of her twin daughters, Naomi made it her mission to help support local mums who were suffering with the condition by getting them out of the house.
She created a Facebook group, which currently has over 4500 members who are benefiting from the support and interaction of fellow Norfolk parents and GMOTFW Ambassadors.
25 active ambassadors and team leaders organize around 35 events per month in different locations in the Norfolk area allowing mums, dads, and other primary care givers an opportunity to escape their four walls for some adult conversation and support.
The charity believes this promotes positive mental health and helps to extinguish the feelings of loneliness and isolation and last year (2017) they had 1881 attendees and ran 388 meets!
In addition to the normal group they opened a Post Natal Depression support group on Facebook which was created in 2016 and is a forum for mothers who have been diagnosed with PND or similar maternal mental illnesses.
They currently have over 400 members who regularly use the forum to help them day to day. It is there for mums to talk, vent, and to seek support and advice from fellow sufferers.
In May 2016, their not-for-profit organisation was set up to campaign and raise funds to not only help run the support group and event pages but also to fund private treatment of mothers with severe cases of maternal mental illness in Norfolk.
An NHS referral to one to one counselling can take up to 11 weeks however they aim to get our patients an appointment within 7 days.
They are currently offering private treatment which includes counselling and acupuncture to patients referred to us. If this campaign and support group resonates with you, a donation page is here.