Run by Miss Cox and Mrs Manning, the free group will offer refreshments, toys and a weekly activity for those who attend.
"We are just saying to people, come out if you are feeling really rubbish. You don't have to make a big effort, you don't have to put your make up on. When I had a bad day, I felt too anxious to go to groups."
"We both knew something wasn't right but we didn't know what was happening to us. We had to Puma Red And Black Sneakers
call for help. I couldn't even make a cup of tea I didn't know what I was doing."
Knowing how important their friendship was in getting them Puma Shoes Price List 2017 through tough times, the pair decided they would be the ones to start a local weekly playgroup for mothers with postnatal depression.
"Counselling is really hard to come across. It takes ages to get referred, so when you actually need it there is nothing there."
The playgroup, called the 'It's OK not to be OK Norwich Support Group' is being supported by postnatal depression charity Pandas and will be held at the Thorpe Hamlet Sure Start Centre, Wolfe Road in Norwich, on Wednesdays from 1 2.30pm.
both really supported each other," said Lucy.
"It got so bad that I wasn't capable of getting out of bed," said Miss Cox, 24.
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Among these disorders is postnatal depression, which can develop at any time during the first year after the birth of your baby.
Mrs Manning added: "We can all put on an act and say we are fine but it gets to the point where you can't do that anymore.
"We are not saying you have to come and pour your heart out to us. Just come and be in an environment where you feel safe and secure. The biggest struggle is going to be getting some mums out of the house."
For both women, from Thorpe St Andrew, the depression set in with the birth of their second child and came with an enormous amount of guilt.
The women looked for help locally, but found there were no groups specifically for women with postnatal depression.
FactfilePostnatal depression is part of postpartum mood disorders, which range in severity from the mild baby blues to postnatal psychosis, which normally requires hospitalization.
But with each other's help they have battled the condition and vowed to turn their negative experience into a positive, by setting up a playgroup to help other sufferers.
Miss Cox said: "It can happen to absolutely anybody. I was fine with my first child, I didn't know anything about postnatal depression. But then it hit me."
Mums set up support group for postnatal depression sufferers
"I think people don't talk about postnatal depression because of the fear of other peoples opinions of it being judged by other people," said Mrs Manning, 26.
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"I felt like such a failure to my children and my husband. How could I be feeling like this when I had so much?"
In what they describe as their "dark days" the pair, who met through their family support worker, could not carry out day to day tasks such as making a cup of tea.
Postnatal depression symptoms include: Low mood for a long period of time, irritable, emotional, panic attacks, lack of concentration and motivation, lack of interest in your new baby and yourself, feeling alone, difficulty sleeping or feeling constantly tired, tension headaches, stomach pains or blurred vision, decrease in appetite or increased appetite, reduced sex drive, feeling useless, worthless and guilty, feeling overwhelmed with situations, unrealistic expectations of motherhood.
They are keen to stress the group is open to everyone who does not feel like attending other baby groups, not just people who have been diagnosed with postnatal depression.
"When I was having really bad days, I would be at home searching on the Internet for support groups for people with postnatal depression but there was nothing in Norwich," said Miss Cox.
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