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June 2014

Tweddle helping dads with postnatal depression

Posted:Thursday, 26 June 2014

Author:Kerrie Gottliebsen

Lately there’s been an increase in the media reporting of men and their experiences of postnatal depression. Tweddle Psychologist Nikki Zerman thinks that this is an important step in raising awareness of PND in dads, and in reducing the stigma that comes with not coping after the birth of a child. “Nearly a third of all fathers attending the Tweddle Residential Program score above the cut off in the Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS)” she said. We encourage dads to attend our residential and day stay programs as we know that early identification and support of mental health issues can help dads on the road to recovery and impact positively on the family as a whole. Read more...

Immigrant mums needing more support with newborns

Posted:Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Author:Kerrie Gottliebsen

A Murdoch Childrens Research Institute study has found that Immigrant women of non-English speaking backgrounds report greater psychological distress, less emotional satisfaction with their partner and more relationship problems in the first three months after birth than women born in Australia. “Talking with mums about their emotional well-being and relationships is integral to Tweddle’s assessment of mums seeking help. Mums call when they are not coping with parenting, and our clinicians help bring other issues to the surface. This is especially pertinent for mums from diverse cultural backgrounds who often have increased difficulties in sharing personal problems” said Tweddle CEO Jacquie O'Brien.Read more...

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