Rainbow Families host session on perinatal depression and anxiety
It’s Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week and the folk at Rainbow Families have got together with WayAhead Mental Health Association NSW to work on developing a resource for parents frm the LGBTIQ community to assist in promoting emotional wellbeing before, during and after pregnancy.
Conception, pregnancy, birth and bringing a baby home can be an intense time. For some parents their emotional wellbeing can be pushed to the limit with varying degrees of anxiety and depression developing. Help Rainbow Families help you by participating in either an online survey or attending a foucs group to share your experience during this joyful but sometimes trying time.
Rainbow Families invite all rainbow parents from the LGBTQI community to participate in this project.
“This is a way to support each other, and also to share your experience and help develop resources for our community,” says Rainbow Families co-chair Vanessa Gonzalez.
There are three different ways to become involved:
PN&A Awareness Week Information shared at Playgroup
Thursday 17 November
Erskineville Rainbow Playgroup`
Join the conversation sharing your experience and getting questions answered in a safe moderated space at https://www.facebook.com/groups/RainbowFamiliesFocusGroup/
“We are very fortunate to have two experienced health professionals within the Rainbow Families Community leading this project. Janet Broady is an experienced midwife at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and Justine Harris is a Clinical Psychologist with a background in working with children and families,” says Gonzalez.