Postnatal depression

loneliness

Loneliness

Loneliness is part of the human experience and can be felt on a spectrum, from a slight pang to a deep unremitting ache. Most people experience it at some point in their lives, but for some, it’s a recurring reality that strongly colours the day to day experience of their lives. Despite its common occurrence,

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Post Natal Depression And Anxiety

Post Natal Depression And Anxiety

Not all new Mums experience that post-birth high that advertisers would have us believe is the norm. It’s estimated that around 80% of Mums fall victim to the Baby Blues in the week following the birth, where instead of feeling ecstatic they feel emotionally low, weepy, indefinably sad and anxious. These feelings will typically pass

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sure start services

Sure Start Services

Sure Start is a government-funded programme introduced by Labour in the late 1990s, which aims to offer support to parents and young children. The services provided by Sure Start are varied and expectant/new parents are bound to find something they will find useful or interesting. The sessions usually take place in a Sure Start Children’s

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What happens if maternal instinct doesn't kick in

What happens if maternal instinct doesn’t kick in

No matter what your views on babies and children before you fall pregnant, once a woman conceives it’s expected that maternal instinct will suddenly appear from nowhere. But for some expectant and new mums that just isn’t the case. What is maternal instinct? The Collins English Dictionary defines maternal instinct as: “The natural tendency that

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Help for Grandparents raising Granchildren

Help for Grandparents raising Granchildren

Around 200,000 children in the UK are being raised by their grandparents or other family members. This may be due to a parent’s drug abuse, imprisonment, illness or bereavement. Of course, raising your grandchildren brings plenty of rewards but also its fair share of challenges. Negative feelings While the advantages of having your grandchildren living

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