I have created this website to provide information and support for anyone with an interest in postnatal depression.

This very debilitating illness comes at a time when a woman is supposedly meant to be happy and content, not depressed, anxious and perhaps unable to enjoy her new baby.

Having had postnatal depression after both my girls, and never having been depressed before or since, I can honestly say it was the worst experience I have ever had, thinking I would never be the same person that I was before ( see Liz's Story).

I hope this site will give hope to those experiencing postnatal depression, those supporting anyone going through it and and provide general information about this illness. 
Please also look at our group site for support, www.cedarhousesupportgroup.com  
Liz Wise

Liz is one of the most experienced PND counsellors and PND trainers in the UK.
Having had severe PND after both her daughters she has been counselling and supporting mothers with PND for over twenty five years, giving her a wealth of personal and professional experience.
All contact with her is totally confidential.


Due to the current situation we will be holding our groups online rather than face to face until further notice.
You will still have support from the groups, so as not to feel more isolated.
Please feel free to contact me for further details.

The Cedar House Support Group Full Service Review

The Cedar House Support Group is for women who are experiencing postnatal depression and offers weekly support groups facilitated by Liz Wise. Liz is a trained counsellor specialising in PND counselling, with many years’ experience and personal experience of the illness herself. The groups provide a safe and supportive environment where mothers can get together with others who may be feeling similar to themselves and provides a relaxed, informal and totally confidential environment in which to talk.

The Cedar House Support Group was set up through funding from a client of Liz’s, through her counselling service, who was receiving treatment for PND. The charity has been running groups in London and Surrey, where there is need alongside appropriate facilities, for 15 years. Groups are delivered weekly during term time and a free creche facility is always offered.

Feedback is gathered from the mothers attending the groups through feedback forms at the end of each term and feedback is positive; the charity has also experienced no serious incidents. The data and feedback collected is not analysed or reviewed, resulting in a lack of robust evidence of the success of the service delivered or to expand on to make recommendations to / for maternal mental health services.

We have been awarded funding to carry out a full service review and are taking this opportunity to demonstrate the effectiveness, impact and success of the service delivered by The Cedar House Support Group. We believe our service model is particularly successful, in improving mothers mental health and in being a cost effective and easily replicable model.

One of the methods we intend to use is to survey mums who have experienced post natal depression but NOT been through our particular service or any other group talking therapy. This will be via a short questionnaire, to be completed online and will be completely confidential.

If you are willing to take part or have any questions about the survey, please email Ruth Brownlow at chairchsg@gmail.com. We intend to send out the survey in early spring 2020.

We appreciate revisiting the experience of having post natal depression, however lightly, can bring back thoughts and feelings that may be difficult to deal with. We wish to make aware anyone wishing to assist with this survey that Liz Wise will be available to talk in confidence, about any issues that may arise.


Ruth Brownlow
Trustee of The Cedar House Support Group