World Mental Health Day 2016

Today is World Mental Health Day and the theme this year is psychological first aid and the support people can provide to those in distress.

In thinking about perinatal mental health specifically there have been a number of blog posts written to mark the date, that highlight the impact both psychological first aid can have in both the prevention of escalation, but also in supporting those in distress.

The Mental Health Foundation have a post called: Mental Health First Aid, Trauma and the Perinatal Period focusing on trauma in this period and the importance warm support from others can have.

The Mothers and Babies in Mind project blog brings together the topics of loss (as this week is also Baby Loss Awareness Week) and Trauma: Working through loss and trauma.

The Family Nurse Partnership highlight the work they do in supporting the mental health of younger mums.

 

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