Perinatal period refers to the timeframe between pregnancy and the first year of birth. During this time, one in five women will experience mental health problems.
Grounded in positive psychology, Creating Perinatal Wellbeing is a new three-week course that uses creative, visual and art therapy-based strategies to lessen anxiety and worries, improve mood and create beneficial feelings of relaxation.
Workshops are led on The Queen Mary Maternity Ward of West Middlesex Hospital and supported by the West Middlesex Hospital PNMH PIE team.
“The course was positive and insightful.”
“The course opened our minds to new ways of problem-solving and offered a creative outlet for our thoughts, feelings and anxieties.“
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, this course will resume later in the year.
For more information on perinatal mental health visit https://www.nwbh.nhs.uk/perinatal-mental-health
Creating Perinatal Wellbeing is generously supported by Partners for Health and the Sir Halley Stewart Trust http://www.sirhalleystewart.org.uk/.