Mental Health Awareness Week: Postnatal depression
On the second day of Mental Health Awareness Week we are focusing on postnatal depression (PND).
One in every ten mums will experience postnatal depression after giving birth. Baby blues is a brief period of feeling emotional and tearful around three to 10 days after giving birth. It affects about 85 per cent of new mothers. However, around 10-15 per cent of new mothers develop a much deeper and longer-term depression known as postnatal depression - PND.
Having suffered with postnatal depression herself, Andrea McLean visited a group of women through The Smile Group to hear about their experiences of PND and how the group has helped them cope.