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My Family and My Mental Health

Local mum Jo Johnson shares her open and honest account about her own lived experience of mental health problems and being mum.

With becoming a parent we have expectations of ourselves and of our children. Will they look like me, have the same interests, go on to be successful. Without realising it these expectations have an impact on what we do and how we act. 

Parenting, for many reasons can have a huge impact on out mental health. Dynamics have changed, expectations haven't been met, tiredness, oh, the tiredness. 

Aside from that, having a mental health problem at any time can be challenging. Jo Johnson, writes an open and honest account of her own experience. She is reducsing stigma and normalising the conversation. 

Take a moment now to read her blog here.

For World Mental Health Day 2018 we will be hosting our inaugural Talking Tea Party:

Uttlesford Community Hub - Tuesday 15th May, 12-1:30pm

Wellebing Centre, Bushfair - Friday 18th May, 12-1:30pm

Everyone is welcome please join us. If you would like to host your own contact us on 01371 876641 or email [email protected]

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