BHT’s Mental Health & Wellbeing Service is running a new post-natal art therapy group, starting on Thursday 3rd November between 9.30 – 11.30am which will run for 6 consecutive weeks.
My colleague, Rachel Pearce, said that the group is intended to support mothers who may be struggling with feelings of depression, anxiety or difficult birth experiences as well as those who would like the opportunity to use art making to explore issues of changed identity and create some space for self, amidst the demands of new motherhood.
She said: “The group will be an opportunity for women to explore their feelings through the use of art materials and discussion, boost their creativity and self-esteem and connect with a small group of other mothers who may be sharing similar experiences.
“A formal diagnosis of Post-Natal Depression is not required and any woman who feels she may benefit from this small, creative group is welcome to self-refer.
“A number of free childcare places will be available alongside this group, for women who need to use it. Places in this group are limited so I would encourage women who are interested to make contact as soon as possible.”
Please contact Rachel on 01273 929471 if you would like more information about this or any other aspect of the services offered by the Mental Health & Wellbeing Service or the women’s counselling service, Threshold.