The Association of Post Natal Illness aims to:
- Provide support to mothers suffering from post-natal illness.
- Increase public awareness of the illness.
- Encourage research into its cause and nature.
They also provide a telephone helpline, information leaflets for sufferers and healthcare professionals as well as a network of volunteers (telephone and postal), who have themselves experienced post-natal illness.
The Association also runs a support service for husbands and families of the depressed mother run by husbands of sufferers to offer help and advice if necessary.