Laura Canty was diagnosed with acute postnatal depression and was admitted to the Barberry National Centre for Mental Illness mother and baby unit in August 2018. She and her baby Arthur lived there for 10 weeks.
As a result of her gratitude for the treatment she received, Laura now volunteers as an Expert by Experience for the NHS. She also sits on the Perinatal Mental Health Network Group for Gloucestershire, regularly speaking at training sessions and events, and mentors women before their potential admission to a Mother and Baby Unit.
Laura is passionate when it comes to spreading the word about PND which is still a taboo subject despite changing attitudes towards mental health.