News

Article from: www.lovebelfast.co.uk

 

During Maternal Mental Health Week, Moment Health will sponsor the first sold out Maternal Mental Health Conference in United Kingdom and Ireland bringing together health professionals with the express purpose of tackling maternal mental health and related illnesses.

Nuala Murphy, founder of Moment Health, and the volunteers she is collaborating with to host the first conference of its kind on these shores, are all driven by the same passion and urgency to help others to make maternal mental health mainstream.

PANGS NI started in 2014 when a Belfast mum, struggling with postnatal anxiety, decided to start a Facebook support group to find others in the same situation. From there, PANGS NI has grown to include the website (www.pangsni.org) and a Facebook blog, both of which act to signpost families to where they can get help, support themselves and others and to share their stories to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. 

In order to keep our website running, and to produce some leaflets and support cards that we can give to families in need, we need your help! We are trying to raise £500 and any contribution, no matter how small, will make a huge difference to families dealing with a perinatal mental illness. 

Please if you can, visit www.gofundme.com/pansgni and make a donation. Thank you!

Taken from Newsletter by Helen McGurk

 

Michelle Marie Bradley and her daughter Alexis

 

Helen McGurk speaks to the brave Co Antrim mother who set up an online support group for women suffering from maternal mental illness

Recently we shared a letter that the wonderful Lindsay Robinson penned to the NI Health Minister urging him to help raise awareness of perinatal mental health issues and improve resources. This is the response she received. You can read Lindsay's comment on the response at her blog Have You Seen That Girl.

The amazing Lindsay Robinson has been raising awareness through her blog Have You Seen That Girl since the birth of her son. This is an open letter she penned to the NI Health Minister.

JSN Solid template designed by JoomlaShine.com