Kate Davarzadeh, Acacia Family Support
Acacia Family Support is a Birmingham based, Christian charity, helping local families affected by pre and postnatal depression – a condition which affects 1 in 5 mothers.
Without support, a mother's or father's mental health can deteriorate and lead to severe consequences such as, impacts on relationships, higher rates of divorce, and psychological impacts amongst children. Suicide is the leading cause of death in new mothers.
Our service provides telephone support, one-to-one befriending, groupwork therapy using CBT techniques, couples workshops and specialist services to young parents and dads.
“I owe Acacia my life, as without them I don’t think I would have coped. I had weekly sessions where I could freely talk and have someone understand me. By sharing my feelings and thoughts, I suddenly wasn’t alone. Acacia was the best thing that happened to me, and I truly thank them from the bottom of my heart. They gave me my life back.”
If you would like to get involved and support the work we do, please get in touch. Not only will you be supporting local families, but you will also benefit from:
- Demonstrating you are a business that wants to give back to the community
- Gain a huge sense of fulfilment for yourself and your employees as they support our charity and learn about the difference they are making
- Gain awareness of mental health for yourself and your employees, which may reduce staff sickness from stress
- We can provide amazing challenges and opportunities which can be a brilliant way to improve teamwork and morale. How about a skydive, wing walk or abseil to whet your appetite?
Make a difference. A difference to your business. A difference to the lives of the families we support.