The importance of post natal mental health

July 10, 2024

Parenthood can be an extremely emotional time for everyone as it brings immense change. It can be both joyous and stressful and mental health problems are common in the months following a baby being born (often referred to as the post natal period).

Research shows that women are more likely to develop mental health issues during this post natal period more than at any other stage in their life. To help educate about these important issues, our counselling team have put together an educational series of short clips presented by Stefanie (a CatholicCare counsellor, who herself is a mother) which provide a quick overview as to what different post natal mental health conditions may look like and how to get help.

Post Natal Depression


Post Natal Anxiety


Post Natal Psychosis

Asking for help

If you are concerned about your own mental health please see your GP. There is no shame in reaching out for support.

You may also like to reach out to our counselling team on 1800 324 924, email or visit our website for our suite of services.

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