Month: June 2018

  • Am I okay?

    ‘How are you?’ ‘I’m okay’   How many times do we ask someone how they are? How many times do we wait to hear the answer? What if that person […]

  • Reaching out – taking a step into the unknown

    Taking that first step to seek help can feel terrifying. So many thoughts go through your head ; ‘Will I be judged?’ ‘Will they take my baby away from me?’ […]

  • How I feel…10 years on

    Lotus Petal Family Support along with The Butterfly Mother, have set a photo challenge for this years Maternal Mental Health Awarenss Week. I wanted to use the opportunity to write as well […]

  • Supporting a partner through postnatal depression

    I’m honoured to share with you this anonymous blog. A candid story of how Postnatal Depression has an affect on not just the person suffering and how important support for […]

  • To the mum battling mental illness – I see you

    To the mum battling mental illness You are not alone. Your tears may fall silently but I see you. When you are painting on a smile when someone asks ‘How […]

  • Self Care by R

    Self care. Two small words filled with love and warmth. Which the NHS defines as knowing how to keep fit and healthy, how to deal with medicines appropriately, manage self-treatable conditions and […]

  • My postnatal depression – Amy’s Story

    The lovely Amy has asked me to share this with you all, please read and share. Amy is a true inspiration xx The Amy behind Amy’s Boarderline World; I am […]

  • Perry Panda – Helen Bashford – Book Review

    Perry Panda is a book written by parent and mental health professional Helen Bashford. It helps explain depression to younger children and what might help mum feel better. Althought not […]

  • Counselling for perinatal mental health and wellbeing- Is it for you?

    The following post has very kindly been written by Adela Stockton, Psychodynamic Counsellor MBACP Counselling Connect CIC Counselling is a generic term used to cover a number of approaches […]