Zombiemum / Bryony Kimmings | 'The mad woman route'

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In this episode, Laura talks to live artist and theatre maker Bryony Kimmings. They discuss her birth experience, the trauma she faced afterwards with her own health and her son’s, and her recovery.

CW: This podcast contains open, honest and often detailed discussions about mental health. This episode contains discussion of anxiety, psychosis and postnatal trauma.

#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.

Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)

Website: www.mind.org.uk


Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)

Website: www.samaritans.org.uk

Association for Post Natal Illness

Leading organisation providing support to people suffering from postnatal illness

Website: https://apni.org

Helpline: 0207 386 0868 (Weekdays 10am-2pm)

Anxiety UK

Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.

Phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm)

Website: www.anxietyuk.org.uk

Zombiemum presents "Parenting in a pandemic - We did it!" a special virtual event on Wednesday 26th May to celebrate everything us parents have been through over the last year. Join Laura and special guests Myleene Klass, Freddy McConnell, Terri White and Nikesh Shukla for some much needed real-talk. Get your FREE tickets here: https://zombiemum.eventbrite.co.uk/