Having suffered from postpartum psychosis 13 years ago after the birth of her son, Eve now does extensive voluntary work to support maternal mental health.

“By the time Joe was three days old, I had decided I didn’t want him. Even worse, I felt trapped by his very presence. The reality that I was now a mum forever hit me in a catastrophic way.”

Getting help proved difficult, with Eve being diagnosed as ‘just tired’ and sent home. It took six weeks before she was eventually admitted to a psychiatric mother and baby unit. This experience propelled Eve to found the Perinatal Mental health partnership, an organisation comprised of national charities and individuals with lived experience of mental illness after the birth of a child and is the founder of national coordinator of Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week.