Group lead at the Burntwood Group and committee member
Hi my name is Hayley and I run the Sunflower group in Burntwood. I currently work for the Specialised Community Perinatal Mental Health Team in Stafford as Peer Support Worker.
In 2011 after giving birth to my first daughter I suffered with severe postnatal depression, OCD with intrusive thoughts, this required a hospital admission into the Brockington mother and baby unit in Stafford. I was cared for by the community perinatal mental health team after my discharge. After suffering from this illness, I became extremely passionate about perinatal mental health. I work alongside Amy Hill, who introduced me to Sunflower, I wanted to help families get better in their recovery and we decided to run another group nearer to where I live.