Please be aware that some stories may trigger difficult memories and emotions so remember your own self care as everyone will be at different stages of healing. If you wish to contribute a story, or an experience or something else
“Help me, it’s like the walls are caving in.Sometimes I feel like giving upBut I just can’t.It isn’t in my blood.” Shawn Mendes “Laying on the bathroom floor, feeling nothing.I’m overwhelmed and insecure, give me something,I could take to ease
My daughter was stood right next to me, her cheeks rosey from the cold wind blowing across the pond. Her tiny hands clutch tightly small pieces of bread, ready to throw to the very eagerly awaiting ducks, she’s happy, her
I sat in the chair feeling numb, was I really in denial? I didn’t think I was, but then I wasn’t the expert. The Community psychiatric nurse (CPN) in front of me wore an expression mixed with pity and frustration.
I feel worried. Worried, because there seems to be somewhat of a perinatal bandwagon lately. Where ever you look, there are articles, stories being shared and people discussing perinatal mental health, its loud, in your face, singing and dancing. This
I read the article, tears stinging my eyes. I blink them away and try to let my logical mind silence the thunderous beating in my chest. I look at my daughters, the are smiling sharing joke, laughing and I wonder.
You know the ones I mean. You have seen them. The all singing websites and the glossy leaflets. You scroll down and see smiling, happy faces and the testimonies that pull at your heart. Then there is the promises, the
For any family, emotional wellbeing matters. When it comes to mental health the perinatal period can be a challenging time. Adjusting to life with a new baby is hard, but for some families the transition to parenthood is complicated by
We all know that when it comes to our emotional wellbeing there are many factors that contribute to our feeling healthy. No more so is this true than when it comes to healthy relationships, as they can have a massive
Today is World Mental Health Day. There are many people sharing their stories about the reality of living with mental health. Why is this important? Because by sharing our stories and uniting our voices we can be the change needed
We sometimes go through things in life that completely change us as a person. Sometimes it changes things for the better, sometimes the worst and sometimes its both! For me this is certainly true, when I had my first daughter
There has been a lot of talk recently about continuity of carer in maternity services and the difference it can make it women, babies and families. The National Maternity Review report, “Better Births’ said that ‘some midwives had commented positively
Dear You I know You don’t remember me. I am but one face You have cared for over many springs, summers, autumns and winters, just a number on a wristband, one of many that graced your path. But you see
Supporting Perinatal Mental Health is vital for families. Prevention matters. This can start by improving our Maternity Services. How can this be done? Firstly we must acknowledge the role that the birth experience plays in emotionally wellbeing and how a
When it comes to mental health and wellbeing we know that too much stress is bad for anyone. Stress causes cortisol to surge around the body and can leave anyone suffering with it’s really unpleasant side effects. For a woman
The moving story of Kerry and her traumatic birth but how she now helps others to feel less alone. Please be aware that some stories may trigger difficult memories and emotions so remember your own self care as everyone will