New mums with anxiety/depression- help needed.
Pink1981 · 08/01/2020 09:30
Hello mums, please could you help me out? I am a mum and I am new to mumsnet. I am in my final year of study to qualify as a counsellor and as part of this I am currently doing a research project to see how accessible counselling is to new mums who need help with anxiety/depression. I would be extremely grateful if anyone could please fill in a short questionnaire for me as I need to gather as much information as possible. If you would be happy to help me out please let me know. Thank you in advance xx
LazJaz · 01/08/2020 20:35
Happy to help, baby is 16 weeks, still often feeling like crap, going through the process of getting someone to talk to through health in mind (HIM) - mentioned how I felt to HV over the phone early on, told GP at 8 week check, was referred to HIM and finally had an appointment over phone with a trainee around week 13, trainee decides I might have OCD - I don’t, have had a baby during lockdown and finding elements of it really hard - but she insisted. Am still having to wait for an assessment over the phone with an OCD specialist while I not so silently go mad. Don’t know how else to find counselling in this other than through GP/HIM.
I’d be happy to do your survey once you post it as I think services need to be improved and that the experience of mother’s during lockdown needed more consideration.
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