Month: June 2018

PND

Am I okay?

‘How are you?’ ‘I’m okay’   How many times do we ask someone how they are? How many times do we wait to hear the answer? What if that person says, ‘Actually, today is a struggle’ How would we react? Do we want to hear an honest answer? Do we even give an honest answer […]

Read More
PND

Reaching out – taking a step into the unknown

Taking that first step to seek help can feel terrifying. So many thoughts go through your head ; ‘Will I be judged?’ ‘Will they take my baby away from me?’ ‘What if i’ve made this all up in my head?’ These thoughts can build up to the point where seeking help seems like an impossible […]

Read More
PND

How I feel…10 years on

Lotus Petal Family Support along with The Butterfly Mother, have set a photo challenge for this years Maternal Mental Health Awarenss Week. I wanted to use the opportunity to write as well as share a photo.   Today’s photo theme – How I feel. So, I wanted to reflect on how I feel 10 years on from […]

Read More
PND

Supporting a partner through postnatal depression

I’m honoured to share with you this anonymous blog. A candid story of how Postnatal Depression has an affect on not just the person suffering and how important support for the whole family unit it. I’m a partner just like your partner. Male or female, I’m the one who hasn’t experienced the kicks to the […]

Read More
PND

To the mum battling mental illness – I see you

To the mum battling mental illness You are not alone. Your tears may fall silently but I see you. When you are painting on a smile when someone asks ‘How are you?’ I see you Those days where getting out of bed, attending to your childs every whim The same days you lock yourself away […]

Read More
PND

Self Care by R

Self care. Two small words filled with love and warmth. Which the NHS defines as knowing how to keep fit and healthy, how to deal with medicines appropriately, manage self-treatable conditions and when to seek appropriate clinical help. If you have a long-term condition, self care is about understanding that condition and how to live with it.However, […]

Read More
PND

My postnatal depression – Amy’s Story

The lovely Amy has asked me to share this with you all, please read and share. Amy is a true inspiration xx The Amy behind Amy’s Boarderline World; I am a yoga obsessed 30 year old mummy of one gorgeous little boy, and a wife to one equally gorgeous man! I suffer with mental health […]

Read More
PND

Perry Panda – Helen Bashford – Book Review

Perry Panda is a book written by parent and mental health professional Helen Bashford. It helps explain depression to younger children and what might help mum feel better. Althought not specifically about Postnatal Depression I really loved the idea and purchased a copy for me to read with my children. It is simple and easy […]

Read More
PND

Counselling for perinatal mental health and wellbeing- Is it for you?

The following post has very kindly been written by Adela Stockton, Psychodynamic Counsellor MBACP www.adelastocktoncounselling.net Counselling Connect CIC Counselling is a generic term used to cover a number of approaches to talking therapy including psychodynamic, person centred, CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy), humanistic and TA (transactional analysis). It has been suggested that certain modalities treat certain […]

Read More