Archive of ‘Postnatal mental health’ category

A response from SEPT: When sorry seems to be the hardest word

Today I received a response from SEPT, the organisation that provides local health services in relation to the complaint I made about my psychiatrist appointment last month. A response that is very business-like, devoid of compassion and empathy. A response where ‘sorry’ seems to be the hardest word. The response opens with “I am pleased […] Read more…

Mental health services cause more distress than they solve

My journey seeking psychological support since my own life-threatening illness and the resulting death of my son earlier this year can best be described as a farce. Today’s psychiatrist appointment was extraordinary, even by the standards that have previously been set, with the doctor bringing religion into the conversation, and refusing to write a repeat […] Read more…

Easy and quick access to counselling after baby loss is crucial

World Mental Health Day is coming up this week (Friday October 10) – as it falls within Baby Loss Awareness Week, it’s a perfect opportunity to talk about the importance of easy and quick access to counselling for parents after the death of a baby. Counselling is vital for the parents, whose world has just […] Read more…

What is the ultimate taboo? (clue: it's not 'shunning motherhood')

Over the weekend, Mumsnet Bloggers’ Network posed the question: Catch up on @jabberworks guest post on not having children. Is shunning motherhood the ultimate taboo? http://t.co/ysSlqBbPnR — Mumsnet Blog Network (@MumsnetBloggers) September 7, 2014 There is a simple answer to that question: no. Of course it isn’t ‘the ultimate taboo’. For goodness’ sake, there are […] Read more…

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