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Talk, Fri 15 May 2020, £5-£13.50

Laura Dockrill

Laura Dockrill


1 Charter Square,
Bury St Edmunds,
IP33 3FD


What Have I Done?
Join Laura, and a special guest, as she shares her story in order to break the silence around post-natal health. Laura is here to tell new parents: you are not alone.

Laura Dockrill had an idyllic pregnancy and couldn't wait to meet her new baby. But as she went into labour things began to go wrong and Laura began to struggle. A traumatic birth, anxiety about the baby, sleep deprivation, a slow recovery - all these things piled up until Laura, like any new mum, felt overwhelmed.

As many as 8 out of 10 new mums struggle in the weeks after birth. In Laura's case these feelings escalated into postnatal psychosis. She became paranoid and delusional and had to be institutionalised and separated from her baby. Throughout this time she was haunted by a sense of: 'What have I done?'.

Laura's experience was devastating but this will be an event full of hope. Not only has Laura recovered, she has come out the other side stronger and more assured about parenting.

"Having had a terrible time after the birth of my first born I was so overwhelmed with relief that Laura wrote this book for those of us who didn’t have the fairy-tale. A must read for all of those muddling through." - Paloma Faith

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Disabled access

RIBA award, Bury Society award, shortlisted for Wood awards. PRS winner

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 15 May 2020 11:00 to 13:00


£13.50*, Under 25's £5*, Festival Friends £2 off
*Includes £1 booking fee

Events at this Venue



See location of The Apex on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TL 850643  Lat: 52.24577 Long: 0.70844

The apex is situated in the arc shopping centre at Charter Square with free parking available at various car parks just minutes away at Cattlemarket and Parkway MultiStorey car park . 5 minutes from A14 and A134 - follow signs to Bury Town Centre

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Bury St Edmunds station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

RIBA award, Bury Society award, shortlisted for Wood awards. PRS winner