Perinatal Mental Health

What Is Birth Trauma?

According to SAMHSA, 2014, individual trauma results from an event, or series of events, or set of circumstances that is experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or life-threatening and that has lasting adverse effects on the individual’s functioning and mental, physical social and emotional, or spiritual wellbeing. Historically, birth trauma wasn’t categorised …

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International Father’s Mental Health Day

On 21st June 2021, it was International Father’s Mental Health Day, a day founded by Mark Williams, International Campaigner, Public Speaker, and someone with lived experience of their own mental health difficulties in parenthood. Mark became involved in the health sector after supported his wife with postnatal depression and experiencing his own emotional breakdown. We …

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Anti-depressants in Pregnancy

What You Need to Know About Anti-depressants in Pregnancy Medication has its place in the treatment of psychological disorders. Research tells us chemicals in the brain that regulate mood and behaviour are different for those who have mental ill-health. Neurotransmitters, such as Seratonin and Noradrenalin, can become imbalanced and require medication to correct it and …

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What is perinatal mental health?

What is perinatal mental health? The term “perinatal,” refers to the period from conception up until one year postnatal. During this time, and even afterwards, mums and their partners are vulnerable to experiencing mental ill health, partly because pregnancy can be a worrying time but also because of the many changes that occur physically, emotionally, …

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