The story behind Buddy With is very personal to me, but also to many other mothers I work with… it is our story.
After the birth of my daughter, I was diagnosed with post-natal depression. I felt isolated and guilty. I didn’t want anti-depressants, I wanted a connection: to engage intellectually and emotionally with other women.
It was six months before I was referred to a charity that connected me up to other mums. By then, I was already coming out of the fog. When I needed the help, I couldn’t find it. And, when I found the help, it was limited.
I have learned that the trials of motherhood are a universal story and, it is one repeated over and over again.
Women who don’t know anyone with a similar experience to theirs. Mothers who give birth to twins or triplets. Women whose babies are kept in Special Care for the first weeks of their lives. Women who feel guilty returning to work. Single women doing it all themselves and many others….
Buddy With links women with similar stories together. And, it is immediate. Unlike my experience and countless other women, you won’t get lost within a mountain of well-intentioned pamphlets and doctor referrals. You simply log on and reach out.
The struggle of a new mum is a universal story and it isn’t one that should be fought alone.
Our community is a rich resource of information. Mothers are a wealth of information. You can be part of that. You can be the change that will transform another mother’s life.
Our vision is to support the thousands of parents struggling in silence across the UK.
Together we can bridge the gap between isolation and connection. Together we are stronger.