MENTAL HEALTH

Are you a Mum feeling lonely after separation or divorce?

Loneliness, anxiety, feelings of isolation and hopelessness are unfortunately just some of the feelings that accompany every divorce.  Sometimes that pain can be so severe that we sometimes wonder whether we are able to survive for very long, if at all. These feelings are even worse for a mum who has lost custody of her …

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Alienated mothers and their trauma

Parental alienation describes a family dynamic in which a parent engages in behaviors that are likely to foster a child’s unjustified rejection of the other parent. Let us pause and look at the ways in which mums suffer the experience of being rejected by their child. Despite feminism being spoken about loudly and clearly, we …

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Family Mental Health Crisis includes kids too!

If you’re concerned about your entire family’s mental health, including your children, this is an important read. Children are at risk of long-term consequences from parental stress, anxiety and depression. This means that they can be more likely to experience mental health problems themselves. Some so-called ‘small steps’ that may help are also listed in …

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Mental health – the pandemic’s next wave?

This ABC radio program is an interesting listen (25 mins). In May the WHO (World Health Organisation) warned that mental health must be at the centre of every pandemic recovery plan. This discussion includes Christine Morgan, CEO National Mental Health Commission and National Suicide Prevention advisor to PMO. Morgan has interesting things to say about keeping a …

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