Our Two Minutes of Fame

Our founder, Stephanie Addison, recently held a special support group in New Life Children’s Centre, Billingham for mums to come along as part of the filming for a short news story for ITV Tyne Tees News. The mums were filmed in the support groups setting with the possibility of being interviewed as part of the news piece which was aired on 31st August 2014.

We would like to thank each of the mums that came along for the filming and to those that were happy to share their Postnatal Depression stories with the reporter, unfortunately, not all interviews could be shown. Overall, the reporter and cameraman spent over 2 hours filming, firstly within the Support Group and then with Stephanie and two of her children, Olivia, 7 and Niamh, 5.

It was a fantastic opportunity for our organisation to raise awareness for Pre/Postnatal Depression and we hope we can continue to raise the awareness within the North East over the coming months.

Happy Birthday #PNDhour

Happy Birthday!
On Saturday 11th of February, Rosey and all of her courageous mothers celebrated an amazing milestone for their very own #PNDhour. It was recently the groups third birthday and on Saturday lots of Mums and organisations got together in Preston to formally celebrate how far this group really has come.
The online chat runs every Wednesday 8-9pm on Twitter and performs as an online platform for people to speak about the often taboo subject of perinatal mental illness. ...

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The New Student Headstart Initiative

February 18, 2017

We are pleased to launch our new partnership with local colleges in the region.

This new Student HeadStart Initiative offers students a number of voluntary opportunity programmes helping them to gain experience in their chosen fields, whether that be in their subjects currently being studied or chosen career path. Students are given the opportunity to get involved in projects, giving them experience as working as part of a team whilst also encouraging their solo projects, using their own initiative ...

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Good Luck Tom!

This Sunday, London hosts the North London Half Marathon and one of its runners is raising money for us.

Tom Leake, a teacher from Teesside, signed up to the event in October and has been training regularly for the event, including the weekly Parkrun at Sedgefield.

Tom decided to use this event to raise money for Raindrops to Rainbows after connections were formed with the Music Lounge in Stockton and hearing of their fundraising contributions.

“It’s a great cause and although we have ...

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A Rainbow of Colour

 

Earlier this month we had a team of 3 fabulous runners who took part in the ‘Color Obstacle Rush‘ at Sedgefield Racecourse, a 5km fun run through various inflatable obstacles while being covered in powdered paint. Sounds fun right? Our team, made up of Kirsty Fisher, Lauren Deighan and Adam Wilkins, all took part wearing our very own Raindrops To Rainbows printed T-shirts.

Stephanie with the team of runners. LtoR: Lauren Deighan, Adam Wilkins, Stephanie Addison, Kirsty Fisher.

 

Whilst this was ...

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Depression is…

One mum describes what Depression is to her…

Depression is many different things to different people, but this is what it is to me.

Depression is the ashamed family (that I don’t have) – they say things like “you could have done so much with your life”, “so-and-so has got a really well-paid and high-powered job (unlike you)” or “even millionaires get depressed”.

Depression is the critical husband (that I don’t have) – with just a look he makes me feel watched and ...

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Highly Commended Award!

The FINALISTS for the What’s On 4 2014 Junior Awards were announced earlier this month, and after attending the prestigious Award Ceremony at Drayton Manor, we are pleased to announce we were awarded the “Highly Commended” Award in the Most Outstanding Special Educational Activity Provider or Support Group category. Stephanie attended the Awards, where she was presented with her Award by Rik Waddon, 2012 Paralympic Medalist.

This exciting awards programme, which is supported by babyworld.co.uk, now in its 8th year and ...

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