This video from the National Coalition for Maternal Mental Health depicts the inner dialogue of a new mum who is suffering from postnatal depression and anxiety. If your internal world sounds similar to this, seek help. Contact your GP, Panda (1300 726 306) or contact a perinatal psychologist here. You do not need to keep feeling this way.
For health practitioners: This American documentary depicts the importance of good screening and referral pathways for women in pregnancy and the postnatal period.
Thanks to PANDA and the Gidget Foundation for this documentary about perinatal (ante- and post-natal) depression and anxiety - affirming for women who are struggling, that they are not alone. It is so important to talk about how you are feeling, to seek help, and to remember, it is not a weakness. Help is here.
Dr. Gottman (renowned relationship researcher) talks about the science behind happy relationships. He outlines the findings, tools and techniques that have helped thousands of couples from around the world build strong, lasting relationships.
For parents: Circle of Security International presents this simple and practical video to help parents clarify their roles, with a focus on building emotional security in children.
For parents: Circle of Security International highlights the importance of the secure connection between parents and children. NB. Click on to the image, not the play button. It may take a while to load.
For parents: Another excellent clip from Circle of Security International, showing how the way in which we were parented plays a part in how we think about and respond to our children's behaviours and feelings. When we become aware of our automatic thoughts and responses (and where they come from), we can reboot in the heat of the moment. We then have a much better chance of responding with empathy, and in ways that promote the development of emotional intelligence and resilience. NB. Click on to the image, not the play button. It may take a while to load.