Have you been recently diagnosed with postnatal depression?


My name is Lisa Roddam and I am a student on the Counselling Psychology doctoral programme at the University of Roehampton. As part of my doctoral training I am conducting a research study with the title “What does it mean for a woman to be diagnosed with postnatal depression?”. I have chosen this area as one that I feel there is a lack of understanding about. This research has had ethical approval from the University of Roehampton.

I am looking for women who have received a diagnosis of postnatal depression within the last twelve months and would be willing to participate in an interview to talk about their experiences of this. Interviews will last approximately an hour and a half, and will take place at a location accessible to you (within the South East), including your home if this is more convenient. Interviews via Skype are also a possibility.

If you are interested in participating in this research, then please contact me on roddaml@roehampton.ac.uk or phone/text on 07928 156360 for more information. An interview can then be arranged once you have read all of the information.

Many thanks in advance for considering participating and I look forward to hearing from you.


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