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Exploring Postnatal Depression by Sue Gellhorn and Karin Parkinson

Date: 
11 February 2018
In this workshop we shall present information about common perinatal mental health difficulties, including depression, ante and postnatal anxiety and obsessive compulsive. New research from neurophysiology which indicates that the expectant mother's mental state impacts on her baby's own developing nervous system will be introduced.

Sue is a clinical psychologist with a long-term interest in supporting and teaching frontline health practitioners. In the last fifteen years she has worked in clinical, training and supervisory roles to support the mental health of women and babies in the perinatal period. She has a small private clinical psychology practice in Islington. Sue is currently training as a Parent Infant psychotherapist with Oxpip in Oxford.

Karin Parkinson has been interested in perinatal matters ever since working as a speech and language therapist noticing how much Mum's mood could affect the communication development of the infant. Later, working as a counsellor in primary care she set up a weekly therapeutic group for mums diagnosed with postnatal depression. After 9 years this group folded due to a lack of funding. Yet postnatal depression continues to be featured across the media as a huge problem among both new mothers and fathers.

Our workshop events cost £30 for members and £45 for non-members.

Location: 
Stephens House
Contact: 
Sharon Silver-Myer - sharon@silver-myer.com


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