Postnatal Depression

Mum Suffering From PND Pens Heartfelt Thank You Note To Café Owner

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Parents

A mother suffering from postnatal depression has written a thank you note to a café owner whose kind gesture made a difference to her a day. The n...

How One Dad's Experience Of Depression Inspired Him To Help Others Globally

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Parents

The assumption that postnatal depression only affects women has led to a lack of support for new dads, according to the founder of a fathers' men...

Paternal Postnatal Depression - Yes, Men Get It Too

Daisy Scalchi | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Parents
Daisy Scalchi

For women, this is usually no longer a controversial thing to admit. The highs and lows of adjusting to life as a mother as well as issues like postnatal depression and postnatal psychosis are well documented in the media. But what if it's not the mother who is hit by feelings of being overwhelmed or even postnatal depression itself?

Maternal OCD: Just In Case

Shakira Akabusi | Posted 25.10.2015 | UK Parents
Shakira Akabusi

Maternal OCD has until recently received very little research attention, and treatment is still being explored. Often misdiagnosed as postpartum depression, Maternal OCD is very different and currently affects up to 4% of new mothers... over 2.5million women in the United Kingdom alone.

Drew Barrymore On What It Feels Like To Suffer From Postnatal Depression

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Parents

Drew Barrymore has opened up about what it felt like to suffer from postnatal depression after the birth of her second child. The 40-year-old actre...

Hayden Panettiere Checks Into Postnatal Depression Clinic: How To Know If You Need Help

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Parents

Hayden Panettiere has checked herself into a treatment centre for postnatal depression. The 26-year-old actress gave birth to her first child Kaya ...

The Stigma Around Postnatal Depression And Where To Find Help

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Parents

Stacey Soloman has spoken out about the stigma around postnatal depression having suffered from the illness herself after the birth of her son. The...

Women Share What It Feels Like To Have Postnatal Depression

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Parents

In this heart-wrenching short video by filmmaker Jill Krause, women talk candidly about their experiences of postnatal depression and how they overcam...

Experts Explain Why We Need To Urgently Address Postnatal Depression In Men

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Parents

A new study has revealed more than a third of new fathers are worried about their mental health and experiencing postnatal depression (PND). But, ...

Dads Matter UK Perinatal Mental Health Launch Fathers Day

Mark Williams | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Parents
Mark Williams

Dads Matter UK is suggesting that the health service needs to develop a process for the screening and detecting of PND in fathers. As many fathers, the figures suggest, suffer with PND post birth of the child.

The Everything's Fine Conspiracy and Why It Is Dangerous to New Mums

Catherine Ball | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Parents
Catherine Ball

The Everything's Fine conspiracy is all very well (and let's face it, it's very British to keep a stiff upper lip in a crisis) until things are REALLY NOT FINE and you don't tell anyone. And with new parents, it can be downright dangerous.

PTSD at the Birth Is Common in Fathers

Mark Williams | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Parents
Mark Williams

Many men suffer PTSD after they have been present at the birth of a child. The birth of a child can be a very distressing time for all present. Difficulties can arise which endanger the lives of the mum and baby and which require emergency treatment e.g.: emergency surgery.

Confessions of a 'Terrible' Mother

Emily-Jane Clark | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Parents
Emily-Jane Clark

I did not believe I had PND. My perception of the illness was based largely on the front page news stories about mothers harming themselves or their children and TV dramas that showed women with PND pushing their pram into the road.

ADHD and Perinatal Mental Health

Mark Williams | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Parents
Mark Williams

After being diagnosed with ADHD at forty years of age and going through looking after my wife's server postnatal depression know from my personal experience it's a issue we need to raise awareness.

Dads and Postnatal Depression

Mark Williams | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Parents
Mark Williams

Having a baby is a wonderful and life-changing experience. Unfortunately, the stress it brings can also expose parents to a number of emotional challenges. Only in recent times has postnatal depression (PND) been recognised as an issue for new dads too.

Antidepressants During Pregnancy: My Choice?

Louise Parry | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Parents
Louise Parry

I was about six weeks pregnant when I tried to reduce my current dose of antidepressants, when my GP suggested that I tried but that if I couldn't cope she would still be happy to prescribe my original dose and then a higher one if necessary.

Dads Matter Worldwide

Mark Williams | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Williams

As we know prevention of depression is vitally important before the situation gets to crisis point. If we can educate everyone, both male and female on the same even level, this can reach out and help more fathers come forward to seek help and end the stigma of the illness which is depression.

You're Going To Be Fine

Kiran Chug | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kiran Chug

There's small talk on the nursery run if you can't avoid it and you wonder if anyone can tell you haven't brushed your hair and still have your pyjama top under your coat and then you realise you forgot to fill in the permission form that's sitting on the kitchen table.

Postnatal Depression: A Survivor's Story

Rachel Thomson-Glover | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Thomson-Glover

By now I hadn't slept for two months apart from the odd hour or two with sleeping pills. There seemed to be so many news stories about the importance of sleep; I convinced myself that I was going to die from exhaustion (really).

Call the Midwife? It's Time to Up Postnatal Care

Alice Rossiter | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Rossiter

Of course, we're told to call a number if we need support or advice. But many women won't. And especially not in the wee small hours of the night. Many will struggle in silence or sink into denial - snapping at a concerned partner or parent that "they're fine".

PND in Fathers - How Do Maternity Services Really Measure up?

Olivia Spencer | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Spencer

The professionals, the midwives and the health visitors - the first port of call for mothers and fathers after a birth - are in agreement that PND does exist in fathers. They acknowledge it and are trained to ask about it, and this is a significant step in the right direction towards getting fathers the help they need.

Postnatal Depression - It's Up to Us Mums to Beat the Stigma

Olivia Siegl | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

What a shocking thought that with hundreds of thousands of women giving birth in the UK every year, how many of these women will be entering into motherhood with no knowledge of maternal mental health issues, but will, unfortunately, be one of the one in 10 diagnosed with one?

Lack of Support in Wales in Perinatal Mental Health Is Costing Us Money

Mark Williams | Posted 25.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Williams

After the recent report that was published in Parliament on Tuesday, I was honoured to be there to witness all parties coming together and support the work of the MMHA. It was reported that the UK will lose £8.1 billion per year as the illness not only effects the new mum, but the children and other areas in later life if unsupported.

How Breastfeeding Can Drive Some Women to the Brink of Depression, by 'X Factor' Winner Sam Bailey

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Tetteh

The former prison warden topped off a fabulous year when she won the X Factor, duetted with Michael Bolton, had a number one selling debut album, by introducing baby Miley into the world, a sibling for her eldest two Tommy and Brooke.

Where do We Draw the Line on Help and Support for People With Mental Illness?

Phill Hudson | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Phill Hudson

Where do we draw the line on help and support for people with Mental illness? I ask this question because I have seen what happens when families and friends say enough is enough you're in this on your own!