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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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I found my lighthouse and with it – hope

PND and Me, came from a very dark place, a place where the sun didn’t shine and there was very little hope to cling to, it came from a time of isolation, sadness and loneliness. A time where I didn’t want to live. Somehow though, the poem came to me one night, it was a […]

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The importance of time for postnatal depression recovery

Accepting a PND diagnosis can be difficult, it takes time to comes to terms with it, but know that time is the biggest healer, it doesn’t make things go away but time gives us the strength to cope with things better. You are a wonderful mum and in time PND will fade into the background and you […]

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A tear slides slowly down her cheek

I can see her sitting on the edge of the sofa, looking anxious, tired, wearing a top spotted with spit up on the shoulder, I catch her glancing at the baby asleep in the bouncer, she sighs, sinks back into the sofa and looks around the room, toys strewn around, a half empty cup of tea and toast barely touched, she dares to […]

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Hugs and Hope

So you may be reading this because a close friend or family member has had a baby and appears to be struggling, maybe they have already found the courage to tell you they are feel low and have got or think they may have Postnatal Depression, You may be wondering what you can do to […]

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8 things for mums with PND must remember

When I was thinking about writing this post I thought back to when I had my daughter and began suffering Postnatal Depression very soon after her birth seven years ago and what I wish someone had told me then when the battle with the PND fog was taking over my life and sucking all the joy out […]

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Teenage Mothers with postnatal depression – Are we doing enough to support them?

The UK has one of the highest teenage pregnancy rates in Europe with recent estimates of 50,000 each year in England under the age of 20 of which 80% were aged 18-19. Teenage mothers are three times more likely to develop Postnatal Depression [PND] in the first year after their child’s birth which means approximately 40% of teenage […]

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10 tips for coping with Christmas

The festive season is an especially tough time of year when you suffer with a mental illness. It can be exhausting, overwhelming and sometimes trigger difficult thoughts and feelings. As #PNDHour is about coping with the festive season today (9/12) I thought I’d share some tip straight from those who’ve experienced mental illness over the […]

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