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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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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Seeking help for postnatal depression

Seeking help for Postnatal Depression is the bravest thing you do and you have that courage within you, even if you don’t know it. It is never too late to speak to someone and tell them you are struggling, when you seek help you can get the support you need. If you’re worried how to […]

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What I’ve learnt from blogging about Perinatal Mental Illness

I’ve been blogging about Perinatal Mental Health for nearly three years now. It began as a personal blog and since changing my website, I have lost a few of the more personal posts from when I began but that doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten what it was that started my blogging in the first place. I […]

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How babywearing ‘saved’ me from postnatal depression

I discovered ‘babywearing’ during my 3rd pregnancy; I got a stretchy wrap for those newborn days. I was suffering with prenatal depression by 28 weeks its important to point out. I started babywearing when my baby was just a few days old, I’d wrap him up on those mornings where he wouldn’t settle and I […]

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WE are PND and Me

o, on Monday 14th November I travelled to London to attend the MIND Media Awards, which I was absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted in, I was in the Blogger category and was blown away to win the award. It means more to me than I could ever really put into words! PND and Me […]

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