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Managing summer holiday stress
6 Mins
August 22, 2022

According to a survey, 40% of parents and carers feel stress, anxiety or dread when thinking about the school summer holidays. These tips might help make the last few weeks of the break easier and more fun for all.

Postnatal depression, or the 'baby blues'?
4 Mins
April 25, 2022

It's normal to have the ‘baby blues’ for a couple of weeks after the birth of your baby. If the symptoms persist or get worse, however, you could be experiencing postnatal depression.

When things are difficult on Mother’s Day
Awareness Days
5 Mins
March 21, 2022

Mother’s Day can be a joyful occasion, but for some of us it tends to be more poignant, stressful or sad. So how can you get through the day? First of all, don’t let your emotions take you by surprise.

Going back to work after parental leave
6 Mins
November 22, 2021

Feelings of uncertainty, separation anxiety and guilt are all normal when you're returning to work after parental leave. Here are some steps you can take to prepare for and manage the change

Dealing with the symptoms of menopause
6 Mins
January 4, 2021

Despite the fact that half the population will experience menopause, it’s not often talked about. As a result some women end up suffering in silence, without a clear understanding of what’s happening to them.

Managing the symptoms of PMS
6 Mins
December 28, 2020

We look at the physical and cognitive symptoms of PMS, and how they can be managed.

When dads feel down: coping with being a new father
5 Mins
June 19, 2020

Men can get postnatal depression (PND) as well as women. Fathers experience hormonal changes after they’ve had a baby, just like mothers do, and this can affect the way they feel.

Advice on coping with post-natal depression
7 Mins
March 24, 2020

When someone is pregnant, they’re presented with a picture by the media and people around them of how life should be. However, there’ll probably be moments you’ll feel deflated, anxious, upset or low...

Being a good enough mother
3 Mins
March 28, 2019

So many of us beat ourselves up for not being a “good enough mother.” The responsibility and pressure of being a mother can begin before your baby is even born...