Research consistently shows that early life events and the environment in which a child is born and raised can have an effect on their wellbeing later on. Unfortunately, the most profound marks are left by negative experiences, especially what are called ACEs (adverse childhood experiences), and it is psychological abuse that often leaves the deepest…
The theme of Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 is ‘Nature’ – highlighting the powerful connection between our mental health and wellbeing and the natural world. Course Lead Angela Bagum outlines her own experience of mindful walking, and provides some tips for getting started.
If you work with women during the perinatal period, here are 10 things you may find it helpful to know.
Women and families receive care and support from many different professionals and services during pregnancy and in the postnatal period. If your role involves working with women in the perinatal period, it’s vitally important that you have an understanding of perinatal mental health problems, as these are very common and affect more than 1 in 10 women.
We are living through precarious times which are a challenge to us all, but more of a challenge to those who are vulnerable. Children’s mental health is at serious risk from this crisis, and children’s mental health issues today translate into adult mental health issues in the decades to come.