Today 6th February is #timetotalk. For more information check out the time to change website
Over the month of February I am going to feature guest posts from people offering a male perspective on post natal depression (PND), with ideas and advice on support and care.
The idea is to raise awareness and get people talking about PND, particularly men.
Which is why I just had to feature this excellent 18 minute slot on The Last Word, an excellent radio show hosted by Matt Cooper on Today FM in Ireland.
This programme was shared with me by the lovely people at Nurture.
The programme features two men Ronan Kennedy and Owen McGrath, whose partners have suffered from PND, plus Nurture CEO Irene Lowry.
Ronan and Owen highlight brilliantly why it is so important that men are part of the discussion on PND, and that men who are supporting a partner affected by PND often need support themselves.
Irene provides some insightful context and some interesting statistics that suggest that PND is still very much a taboo issue.
Please grab a coffee, put your headphones on and have a listen
Men and Post Natal Depression (the Last Word, Today FM 28th January 2014)
(Nurture is an Irish charity founded by counsellor Irene Lowry and co founder Lilian Mc Gowan. It offers counselling and support surrounding pregnancy and childbirth mental health illnesses & emotional wellbeing. Check them out they are doing great stuff)