This is a slightly different episode of The Hidden World of Women. The podcast is brought to you by Women’s Health and Wellbeing Services and earlier this month we hosted two events focused on increasing awareness and decreasing stigma around mental health in the perinatal period. One theme that comes through in all the services we offer is how powerful it is to hear personal experiences and to know you aren’t alone. With that in mind we invited Jo and Georg to attend the event to share their personal experiences with their own mental health in the perinatal period. A big thank you to both Jo and Georg for sharing so openly and freely about their experiences.
Big thank you to Fran and James from Hullabaloo who were the videographers for the event and who were able to provide the audio that we were able to use for this episode.
In the episode Jo speaks about PANDA they can be found here: https://www.panda.org.au/
Another resource is Beyond Blue https://www.beyondblue.org.au/
And of course WHWS offer perinatal mental health counselling, groups and courses www.whws.org.au
Fran spoke about a short video that she produced last year to raise awareness about fathers experience of PNDA https://vimeo.com/545362808?fbclid=IwAR0KIcnyUDvrDJp7mQYU_YRBQlVvy8JPDIPknn_VNAfH7zpO95rSdVQoBus
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