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Hallo you wonderful folks! -'s me! Sarah Golding hallooooo. I do hope you’re wellllll!
This is the last of 3 eps on Peri/ Post Natal Depression, focusing on Gabby’s made up and Lara’s real life story, with some medical professional advice from the fabulous Tracy Greenwood.
In our audio fiction today, Gabby talks about her experience of hyper-anxiety, comparing herself to other mums, being cross with her husband peacefully sleeping when she's wide awake...the girls rally round to show Gabby the best support they can - by listening and enabling Gabby talk - and Flo... in a state of highness from her anxiety drugs does something to make Gabby feel....special! This was SO MUCH fun to record! I cannot divulge if bra's were or were not burnt in this episode!
The wonderful Tracy Greenwood of The Blackpool Teaching Hospital’s NHS Trust talks about how folks - not just mums but dad's too - can start to recognise that they may need help - the signs and signals to look out for. I am hugely grateful to Tracy for giving up her time and sharing her fantastic expertise.....
In the last of her interviews, Lara Parker talks top tips coping once babe has arrived, talks of the importance of supportive partners and surviving poonamis. I am sure you'll agree, Lara is amazing...for sharing such a personal part of her life's journey to hopefully help others, and to make a difference.
We'll be holding an online chilled cafe at 8PM BST on June14th -on Zoom- and if you'd like to join us-me, the cast and Fiona Thraille, please fill in this form and we'll ping you a link to the zoom chilled coffee cafe a short while before 8pm on the 14th. If you've had or have any of the conditions we explore in this podcast, or just want to chat - we would LOVE you to join us! https://forms.gle/q2q5GQMAxtzGFnPi6
This show was funded by the Wellcome Trust and Pulse award funding, so thank you so much to them for the opportunity to develop this show with this very much needed funding. Please can you help me out and fill in this survey to feedback what you think of the show, so that hopefully if enough people feedback, they consider doing this again! CLICK HERE to Please fill in this survey to be in with he chance to win a £50 amazon voucher and help more podcasts get funding from THE PULSE AWARDS!
If you are struggling right now with PND, in whatever form, or feeling lonely, out of sorts or just “not you’ and want to ‘get back to you’ as Gabby puts it, please utilise the links to the people and resources on the Quirky Voices website here, where you will also find the full shownote links, and please do talk to your partner and your pals who may well have gone through the thoughts and feelings you are too. Here's one of the links mentioned to give you some guidance in these crazy times...The Maternal Mental Health Alliance.
Feel free to contact email@example.com with any thoughts or comments on the show, or to contact Lara too! Thanks so so much for listening.
Massive thanks to my cast Diane Alexander as Flo, Lucy Shirley as Rachel, Kirstin Stansfield as Freya, and of course the wonderful Lara Parker baring all as Gabby.
As ever huge gratitude to the amazing Fiona Thraille who has Executive Produced this show. Find her works of Audio awesome here!
All sound effects that I did not create are from freesound.org and are listed in the Quirky website shownotes!
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