Postnatal Emotional Wellbeing

What is Postnatal Emotional Wellbeing Course?

This course is aimed at those experiencing anxiety and or depression in the post-natal period. It will help participants to understand more about the unique experience of becoming a parent, the reasons why anxiety and depression are so prevalent in this group and ways of overcoming their difficulties. Using primarily CBT (but also drawing on ACT and CFT principles), the course will target unhelpful thoughts and behaviours, rumination and worry, and encourage self-compassion and alternative ways of coping.

Each course usually takes a maximum of 10 participants.

Participants will need access to the internet as this course is delivered via Zoom and access to resources.

Suitable candidates for the course will be identified at either assessment, during a waiting list review, or at the start of treatment.

Course Overview

Session 1: Introduction to CBT and how it can help
Session 2: Making sense of the unique experience of becoming a parent
Session 3: How the body responds to threat
Session 4: Self-care and understanding our behaviours 
Session 5: Making sense of anxiety and worry as a new parent 
Session 6: Our relationship with our thoughts 
Session 7: Experimenting with our thoughts 
Session 8: Putting it all together (including relapse prevention planning)