Mood Matters Parent and Baby

This is delivered to expectant mothers and parents of babies under 3 years of age . It has similar content to the Mood Matters Adult programme but focuses very much on the issues affecting this particular target group. There is a strong emphasis on looking after the mental health of both the parent and the child.

The programme features videos of parents discussing their experience of depression during and after pregnancy, including the help they got and what they do now to look after their mental health.

It also features information from professionals about recognising the signs and symptoms of a mental health problem or mental illness, where to get help and simple self-help strategies to maintain good mental health or recover from illness.

There is also a practical demonstration of how simple mindfulness meditation can help parents feel more relaxed and better equipped to enjoy parenthood.

Programme content includes:

What is Mental Health?
Things that affect mental health
Mental health problems and mental illness – during and after pregnancy
Signs and symptoms of stress
Signs and symptoms of depression including depression relating to pregnancy
Looking after your and your baby’s Mental Health
Where to get help if you need it
How AWARE can help

How to Apply

Programmes are regularly delivered in the Royal Maternity Hospital Belfast and Ulster Hospital Dundonald. To register your interest click APPLY NOW below.
To apply for a place on our next Mood Matters course, please click on the link below and fill in your details for the location which suits you best. If no location suits you or there are no locations listed, you can register your details and someone will be in touch with you.

AWARE is the depression charity for Northern Ireland and the only charity working exclusively for those with depression and bipolar disorder.

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