Coping with postnatal depression with Jo Love
Today, our special guest is Jo Love, who is a mental health advocate, author, psychotherapy student and a mother.
She will tell us about her journey with postnatal or postpartum depression; the pressure and the support she received, and she will also give us some precious advice.
Jo is giving a lot of details about her experience, so here’s a trigger warning for this episode, as we are talking about deep depression.
UK MH Resources:
Samaritans offer a 24-hours a day, 7 days a week support service. Call them FREE on 116 123. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org
Text “SHOUT” to 85258 to contact the Shout Crisis Text Line, or text “YM” if you’re under 19.
Papyrus is a dedicated service for people up to the age of 35 who are worried about how they are feeling or anyone concerned about a young person. You can call the HOPElineUK number on 0800 068 4141, text 07786 209697 or email email@example.com
NHS: Their website is a great place to find various mental health resources including crisis support: https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/mental-health-services/where-to-get-urgent-help-for-mental-health/ and their 111 number offers free 24-hour national helpline providing health advice and information (including mental health)
The Hub of Hope is a brilliant website that helps you easily find MH support near you
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