Hello, I’m Rosey – 32, Mum to three – My daughter aged 13 and two sons who are 11 and 8.
I experienced Antenatal and Postnatal Depression with each of them and in December 2013 wrote the poem PNDandMe.
Shortly after this I started #PNDHour our twitter support network was founded and we connect people each Wednesday with the hashtag between 8-9pm. We discuss different topics in week in relation to parenthood and mental health.
I enjoy public speaking and sharing my story with health care professionals; in the hope that it helps them when working with families in the perinatal period.
My work with #PNDHour has been featured in the media numerous times including newspaper, new websites and magazines. #PNDHour features in a number of key documents including:
- Royal College of General Practitioners Perinatal Mental Health Toolkit.
- Involving and supporting partners and other family members in specialist perinatal mental health services – ‘Good Practice Guide’.
- Royal College of Psychiatrists ‘What are Perinatal Mental Health Services’.
I spoke on the Victoria Derbyshire show in May 2020 to highlight the support needed by mothers during the COVID 19 pandemic.