Zombiemum / Denise Welch | 'Sometimes the show doesn't have to f**king go on'

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In this episode, Laura talks to actress and television personality Denise Welch. They discuss her birth experiences, the effect it has on her mental health still, and public attitudes and perceptions of mental health.

CW: This podcast contains open, honest and often detailed discussions about mental health. This episode contains discussion of depression, suicide and drug and alcohol use.

#Zombiemum is produced by Bea Duncan. It was mastered by Rob Fincham, with original music by Hugo White. The artwork is by Mars West. The Executive Producer is Hana Walker-Brown.


Action on Postpartum psychosis

The national charity for women and families affected by postpartum psychosis.

Website: https://www.app-network.org


Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.

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Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

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Leading organisation providing support to people suffering from postnatal illness

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