Sasha

What made you start sharing your mental health experiences online? I was already a beauty blogger, but I always wanted to “keep things real”, posting about daily life as a mum with all it’s hardships – and wonderful bits too!! I didn’t mention my depression for...

Vicki

What made you start sharing your mental health experiences online? After the birth of my first son I had a difficult time processing his birth which lead to a PTSD diagnosis. I joined Instagram on a whim. I connected with those bravely sharing their battles which...

Rebecca

What made you start sharing your mental health experiences online? Ravi’s delivery was a very traumatic medical emergency where a large endometrioma had stuck to my uterus and bowel, twist, burst and then sent me into premature labour. I lost a shocking 4 litres...

I’m in your Village

I’m in Your Village V is for Village For many parents, one of the things that can feel most difficult about parenthood is how isolated they suddenly feel. Social media, although not without its flaws, can go some way to helping people feel more connected. While...

Make Birth Better

During Birth Trauma Awareness Week 2017 I created a post on Instagram describing the difference between Post Natal Depression and PTSD after birth. After being contacted by a number of women telling me they felt that they had been through a traumatic birth, but had...

Life with three

Just One Thing – One Thing I’ve Learned As the series is drawing to a close, I wanted to share a contribution from a perspective of what you might call an ‘experienced parent’ (although I’m not sure she’d call herself that…)...