#9 | Perinatal Mental Health

In her weekly editorial Dil talks about the importance of nurturing a sense of spirituality as part of enhancing wellbeing and mental health.

We focus on Perinatal Mental Health as Ireland launched its first perinatal mental health strategy and hear how the quality of the birth can impact on the mental health of women. We are joined by Krysia Lynch, chair of the Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services Ireland (AIMS) and Elizabeth Halliday, Deputy Head of Midwifery for Private Midwives Ireland.

Then we hear how post-natal depression does not only impact on mothers but fathers and same-sex partners as Mark Williams Founder of Fathers Reaching Out joins us to share his personal story.

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This episode was produced by Kuxi & Alan.

The music is ‘L’obelico del mondo’ by Lorenzo Jovanotti Cherubini