Recovery – Is it even possible?

Recovery – Is it even possible?

Is there life after a maternal mental illness? Is recovery even possible? Will you ever be you again? When you realise you have a maternal mental illness one of the difficulties can be that you feel like you will have lost yourself forever. This can then prevent us...
Recovery – Is it even possible?

Is medication the only way to help maternal mental illness?

You have discovered that you are one of the 1 in 5 UK mums affected by maternal mental health, now your being offered medication. But your unsure, maybe your pregnant and are worried the meds will harm baby. Or similarly breastfeeding and not sure if the meds will...
Recovery – Is it even possible?

Support for Maternal Mental Health

There was on thing I noticed when I was waiting in my local ante natal clinic after a scan. There was no posters or information leaflets about maternal mental health, which is why I am now on a mission to change this. But, its not to say that there isn’t support...
Recovery – Is it even possible?

What Is Maternal Mental Health?

As with everything in life, we don’t like what we don’t know. Lack of education is a huge fear factor and contributes to the majority of stigma faced in any situation or illness. As people, we fear the unknown, we feel uncomfortable, threatened and uneasy when we are...

Kelly Hulse

I’ve been affected by depression since the age of around 14, at 14 I had a drug and alcohol worker because I was drinking a lot at that time. The previous 2 years to that I was being left to look after my younger siblings. Whilst my mum was out doing drugs, as a...