PND Support Groups
The Cedar House Support Group is for women who are experiencing postnatal depression. The groups provide a safe and
supportive environment where mothers can get together with others who may be feeling similar to themselves. This helps
their recovery by normalising feelings and reducing the sense of isolation that postnatal depression can bring.
All the groups are facilitad by Liz Wise and are relaxed, informal and totally confidential.
The Dorking Group
The group runs from 12.30 to 2.30pm every Wednesday, term time at Dorking Children's Centre,
Goodwyns Road, Dorking, RH4 2LR. It is informal, confidential and a great support for the mothers. A babysitting
facility is provided in the same building and there is parking. Please contact Liz for further details and
The Balham Group
The group runs every Friday from 9.45am to 12.15pm, term time only at The Weir Link Children's Centre, Weir Road, Balham, SW12 0NU running every Friday.
It is informal, confidential and a great support for the mothers. A babysittingfacility is provided in the same building and there is parking. Please contact Liz for further details and before attending.
The Ash Group
This group is at West Surrey Foundation Building, Ash Street, Ash and runs every Tuesday term time only from 10am till Midday. A crèche is provided and there is free parking. Please contact Liz for further details and before attending.
All the groups and crèches are free of charge. If you know of anybody who may be interested in attending any of the groups, please contact us for further details. All mails and calls are confidential.
Places need to be booked in all groups, please contact Liz Wise, , 07773283556, for further details.
Some comments from mothers who have attended the groups:
This group helped me so much by letting me talk about my feelings without being judged, in a very relaxed informal setting.
The group has allowed me to feel 'normal' again, get my confidence back and really start to enjoy my life and baby.
This has helped me understand that the feelings I have had are very common, normal and that I'm not a bad mother.
I never ever thought that by sitting with people that I didn't know for two hours each week would help me get better, but it certainly has and I'm made some great friends too!
I think the fact that the counsellor has had postnatal depression was really helpful, she could really understand and empathise with what we were all going through and feeling.
The group probably stopped me from going 'mad' and allowed me to gain perspective on my situation.
This group is brilliant and just fantastic that it is led by someone who has experienced what we are going through, not judged and very respectful of any comments made.
This group has saved my life and given me a chance to be with my boys.
This group saved me when I felt so hopeless and I learnt to communicate my feelings better with my partner which improved our relationship.
I don't know what I would have done without this group, I cannot thank the facilitators and the supporters of this group enough.
The Cedar House Support Group
‘Embracing Support for Postnatal Depression’
Registered Charity Number 1105686