Bernie’s story: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies

Bernie’s story: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies

hannah has dementia bernie her husband is her sole carer they have the limited help of a support worker but bernie has become anxious and stressed naturally he’s worrying about the future he doesn’t want anyone to think you can’t manage he feels guilty about not being able to care for her properly he doesn’t …

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Case study. Hertfordshire perinatal mental health community services.

Case study. Hertfordshire perinatal mental health community services.

I previously suffered with anxiety and depression and have done for quite a lot of my life. I had decided that I wanted to become pregnant and I had also decided that I didn’t want to be on any medication when I did that. Once I did become pregnant it was quite a big change …

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Helping new mums like Joanne deal with their mental health problems.

Helping new mums like Joanne deal with their mental health problems.

I suffered from mild post-natal depression after the birth of my first daughter Poppy five and a half years ago. I was then closely monitored during the pregnancy of my second daughter, Summer. I then suffered much more severe post-natal depression after her birth. Unlike the first time with Poppy, it wasn’t lifting. I was …

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Case study. New services to support mums with their mental health problems

Case study. New services to support mums with their mental health problems

The Community Perinatal Team is a new service in Hertfordshire. It’s been set up for women who are in the perinatal period, so that’s women who are pregnant or up to a year after they’ve had their baby, who are experiencing mental health problems. We’re made up of doctors, nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, psychologists, …

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