Lights on for teddy bear fun at picnic

Maisie Stopford 10 months left and Harry Carter 11 months in Graves Park.
Maisie Stopford 10 months left and Harry Carter 11 months in Graves Park.
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ON a glorious sunny day 40 Sheffield mums and their gorgeous babies showed that however black things can look on life’s dark days, there is always light at the end of the tunnel.

Sheffield Light was founded a year ago as a support group for new mothers coping with post-natal depression.

Since then the organisation has helped dozens of families through the deepest pits of despair, as volunteers draw on their own experiences with the baby blues.

The group celebrated its first birthday with a teddy bear’s picnic in Graves Park in Sheffield.

Volunteer Hayley Carter, aged 32, said: “It was a really nice day, with a great turnout. It was great to see people who were really quite poorly doing so well.

“It was a celebration of how far we have all come.”

The group was started by Sheffield mums Louise Heard and Karen Beetham.

Hayley, from Norton Lees, went through post-natal depression after giving birth to son Harry 11 months ago.

n To find out more about Sheffield Light’s work, to volunteer or attend one of their meetings, log on to www.sheffieldlight.co.uk or email sheffieldlight@gmail.com.