Young mums not only face the challenge of a new role in caring for another human being, but also the unspoken pressure to be the perfect mum.
For the majority the transition can be a wonderful experience, however, for some mums this is not the case. Some mothers don’t even know what’s wrong, merely the sense that something is not right, and suffer in silence, feeling a sense of shame, when they look around comparing themselves to other mums who seem to be blitzing motherhood. This can also lead to feeling terribly isolated.
Providing a greater understanding as to what post-natal depression is and how it manifests is beneficial not only to the mother, but to her surrounding support structures i.e., husbands, grandparents and friends. The greater the understanding, the sooner the symptoms are recognized and appropriate support can be put in place.
What we don’t generally understand is that men also suffer from anti and postnatal depression – not in the same way women do – but suffer none-the-less. This information needs men engaged with it too.
This is not a Christian presentation.
This is an educational seminar.
If you would like to provide a greater awareness in your community regarding this issue, please send me your details and we can see how to best serve your community.
**Available to church groups, outreaches, and non-church groups, open to both men and women*
SEMINAR PRESENTATION: FREE (Vic. only)
PUBLICATION ‘Postnatal Depression – NO SHAME’ AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
Days: Wednesday or Thursday
Friday & Saturday 7:30pm-9:30pm
** Please note: this seminar consists of multi-media teaching components. For venues to be able to host this seminar, their technology must have capability to connect to portable lap top, a projector able to run p/point, with audio capacity.**
DMin (Cand); BA & MA Ministry HBC; Cert. IV TAA; ‘Born Survivors’ Facilitator – Focus on the Family; Youth Mental Health First Aid, Cert.; LivingWorks safeTALK, Cert; ADAVIC – Responding to Deliberate Self-Harm – Working with Young People, Cert.