Oct 14

What is the best postnatal depression treatment ?

Find out how psychological therapy, medication and self-help can improve your mood after you’ve had a baby.

Mother postnatal depression

Jul 14

Mindfulness for New Mothers

Mindfulness for New MumsMindfulness can help new mothers to cope…

The birth of a baby is momentous and joyful on many levels. However for many mothers it can also be overwhelming and stressful as they learn the ropes of looking after a newborn baby. There is also the process of adjusting to the loss of pre-baby freedom as women find themselves more restrained by the responsibilities of looking after a baby. Loneliness, monotony and tiredness due to interrupted sleep can lead to feelings of stress and frustration as mothers feel they are struggling to live up to the “ideal” mother stereotype. So how can mindfulness help new mothers to cope with these issues?

Jul 14

What is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and How Does it Work?

Cognitive Behaviour TherapyWhat is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)?

An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is one of the most widely used psychological therapies. It focuses on the way people think, feel and act to help them overcome their emotional and behavioural problems.

CBT aims to alleviate people’s symptoms and distress as quickly as possible and prevent problems from recurring by:

  • Training them to identify unhelpful thought patterns, perceptions and behaviours
  • Helping them develop flexible, non-extreme and self-helping thoughts, beliefs and behaviours, and
  • Providing them with knowledge, skills and strategies that can be used to prevent recurrences of their problems and apply them to other challenges in life.
Mar 1

Know the Signs of Postnatal Depression

Don’t suffer in silence

Postnatal depression

“I knew something was wrong but I couldn’t work it out as everything seemed fine. The birth of my first baby had gone well, but I just felt worried, overwhelmed and unhappy. I found it hard to concentrate and keep track of things like when the baby’s next feed was due. I ended up feeling like I was failing as a mother. I didn’t think I would suffer from postnatal depression”.

Knowing the signs of Postnatal Depression can help with early identification and getting treatment sooner rather than later. Don’t let yourself or others you care about suffer in silence.