NCT’s own Isabelle spoke to Rosey from PND and Me about the signs of antenatal depression as part of the Perinatal Mental Health Partnership’s week of events.
The beginning of the month saw the annual UK Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week, run by the Perinatal Mental Health Partnership from 3-9 May.
The week was packed with online sessions from lots of different people and groups, all supporting mums’ mental health. NCT’s own Isabelle spoke to Rosey from PND and Me about antenatal depression.
They talked about how to recognise the signs of antenatal depression in yourself or a partner, as well as what help is available.
You can still watch the session with Isabelle and Rosey on the NCT charity Facebook page, as well as the Perinatal Mental Health Partnership Facebook page.
There were other wonderful sessions from Kavita Trevena, aka The Unlikely Mummy, East London Mother and Baby Unit, The Letters of Light Project, Dr Andy Myers and many more – you can still see them all on the Perinatal Mental Health Partnership Facebook page.
The following week was Mental Health Awareness Week, with a theme of #connectwithnature.
According to research by the Mental Health Foundation, over half of UK adults say that being close to nature improved their mental health, and 4 out of 10 said it made them feel less worried or anxious. Almost one third of people said being outside in nature made them feel positive emotions.
The NCT team have been getting outside to #connectwithnature, and we shared pictures from our walks on our social media channels. Why not follow us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook if you don’t already.
The Pandas Foundation provide PND awareness and support – see their website or find them on Instagram and Twitter @pandas_uk or search for The Pandas Foundation on Facebook.
Next time it’s for dads and partners: International Father’s Mental Health Day will be on 21 June.