In response to an increased demand for more information about perinatal mental health, we developed a team of volunteers called PANDAS Ambassadors. Our Ambassadors welcome the opportunity to tell you more about us; how we work, who we work with and how you can help. They can tailor their presentations to suit your requirements, whether you require a formal presentation to learn more about perinatal mental health or a more informal Q&A Session, our Ambassadors will be happy to help.
If you are interested in booking an Ambassador, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We do not charge for our talks, but a discretionary donation to the PANDAS Foundation is always welcome to help us to continue in our quest to help and support everyone affected by perinatal mental illness.
Lauren is one of the Ambassadors who would be available to you:
I’m an ambassador for PANDAS because I want to break the stigma surrounding pre and postnatal mental illnesses. I am here to offer my help and support to anyone who feels overwhelmed with their situation. Having suffered Postnatal Depression and Anxiety after having my daughter, Evie, I feel I can relate to a lot of people and empathise with what they are going through. PANDAS to me, is an extended family who are always there to provide support, care and hope to anyone who is in need
One of our Ambassadors, Lynsey says:
To me, PANDAS is just the thing I wish I had access to whilst battling PND 11years ago. I think the power of peer support is greater in some respects than the support by medical staff. The impact of any mental illness is difficult to understand unless you have been there yourself, so to be able to talk to people who fully understand how you feel, as opposed to having read about it is priceless.My reason for joining PANDAS was to try and help as many people as possible to not feel as lonely and isolated as I did. Also, to encourage as many people as possible to talk about maternal mental illness. Every person who talks about their experiences removes a brick from wall that stigma has built around perinatal mental health.