Post Natal Depression

A Letter to My Friend With Post Natal Depression

Kim Davies | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kim Davies

My dear friend, you're going through a really rough patch, I can see it in your eyes. As a newly-minted Mum, you're still rocked to the core by the brutality of a difficult birth. You still feel like you are watching it over and over again as a third person, suspended from the ceiling in the delivery suite, no longer an active participant in the choices that may affect you for years.

Is It Possible to Enjoy the 'Good' Days When You Have Post Natal Depression?

Olivia Siegl | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

You tentatively get out of bed and as you take each ritual step into the nursery you realise that your steps are a little lighter and the quick sand you feel yourself walking through most days is now more like a muddy puddle. Your head feels, dare you say it "clearer" and the morning routine not as daunting.

Post-Natal Depression Is a Mother F*****! A Warning to PND From a Mum Who Will Not Be Beaten

Olivia Siegl | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

I am also not ashamed to admit that I am angry beyond belief that it chose me in the first place. I didn't want this battle. I just wanted to be a mum. I wanted the full Technicolor heart bursting moments, I wanted to be exhausted from night feeds rather than exhausted from trying to keep my panic levels under control.

Post Traumatic Baby Syndrome; Why All New Mums Should Be in Therapy

Olivia Siegl | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

There is no woman out there who has gone through the life changing and shit scary ordeal of bringing a tiny human, kicking and screaming into the world that can hand on heart say they have not thought at least once that they are losing their mind whether it be the result of one of "those" days or the early signs of post natal illness.

Fear and Shame Prevent Mothers Getting Help With Mental Health Issues

Chris Cuthbert | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Chris Cuthbert

The poor awareness and understanding of these problems in our society mean that many women feel that they are on their own. Fear and shame mean that they don't ask for help, and as a consequence, they don't get the support they need.

Toddler Groups and Keeping It Real

Sarah Lothian | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Lothian

Tired mums will be hauling their lively offspring back to parent and toddler groups around the country this week after the long summer break. Most gatherings provide an ideal chance for adults and children to socialise and let off steam. But some are probably best avoided

How Could You Use Your Skills to Benefit a Cause Close to Your Heart?

Anita Brook | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Anita Brook

As a proud mother to my young daughter, I can only imagine how difficult it must be for those individuals who struggle to establish a bond with their baby, which is why I jumped at the chance to get involved with the charity as a Trustee.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Affects 1 In 10 Post-Natal Women

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Post-natal OCD may be a previously unrecognised mental problem faced by many women after giving birth, new research suggests. Experts estimate that...

Body Of Missing Mum Suffering From Post-Natal Depression Found

PA | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK

Police have recovered the body of a mother-of-three who went missing while suffering post-natal depression. Karen Simpson, 31, of Burscough, Lancas...

Appeal For Missing Mum Suffering From Post-Natal Depression

PA | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK

Concerns are growing for a missing married mother-of-three who is suffering from post-natal depression. Karen Simpson, 31, of Burscough, Lancashire...

Omega-3 Could Protect Women From Post-Natal Depression

PA | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Eating more fish could help protect vulnerable women from post-natal depression, research suggests. Evidence points to low levels of omega-3 fatty ...

Lily Allen Rants At Pro-Lifers...Then Hints At 'What Life Would Be Like Without A Baby'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.10.2012 | Home

She’s no shrinking violet at the best of times, and British pop star Lily Allen continued her penchant for online rants this morning. Writing un...

You've Got to be Mad to Work Here

Lynne Parker | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Lynne Parker

While people from the world of comedy are 'outing' themselves as depressives, I'm left wondering if this is doing the image of mental illness any good. Television programmes encouraging people to tell their work colleagues about their struggle with mental health are good in terms of raising awareness but aren't they potentially exploitative as well?

We Need to Focus on the First Steps in Early Intervention

Helen Dent | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK Politics
Helen Dent

Frank Field has hit the headlines again this week talking about how we measure poverty and improve life chances for children.

Woman Escapes Prison After Abandoning Baby In Garden

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.04.2012 | UK

A woman who placed the body of her newborn baby in her friend's garden to keep the birth a secret has walked free from court. Fatima Ali, 26, wante...

Looking Back to Darkness

Julie Smith | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Smith

In the run up to Mother's Day I am working with the mental health anti-stigma programme Time to Change, run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, to raise awareness about a mental illness that affects one in 10 new mums.

Abortion: It's not the Government's job to tell Women What Counseling They Need

Kate Smurthwaite | Posted 30.10.2011 | UK Politics
Kate Smurthwaite

The debate around a woman's right to choose on abortion is often thought of as mainly about term limits. It's easy to forget that there are many more obstacles which can be put in the way of women seeking to end an unwanted pregnancy.