Suffolk Mind offers free mental health support for new parents
Suffolk Mind is offering support to new parents who are experiencing mental health challenges in the perinatal period.
The independent mental health charity is hosting a Mums Matter course which has been designed for mums who are suffering from symptoms such as worrying thoughts, anxiety and postnatal depression. It is a six-week, online course which is part of the Me, Myself and Baby project being run by Suffolk Libraries. It will help people to develop different tools and strategies for managing and coping with their mental health. It is suitable for women who are pregnant or with babies up to the age of 2.
Suffolk Mind is also offering either parent six, free sessions of counselling to explore issues that are presenting in life and causing difficulties. Counselling is a process people seek when they want to change something in their lives or simply explore their thoughts and feelings.
Lee Harger, Courses and Counselling Manager at Suffolk Mind said: “It is important that we are here to support new parents who are struggling at the moment. Over the past 18 months, new parents have had a difficult time, with not seeing friends and family who they may have relied on for emotional support. We want to ensure people have somewhere to go if they are experiencing mental health challenges”.