Still enthused about my ‘project’ to reintroduce the Welsh shawl, I was invited to a Mother and Baby group in Swansea University run by Eleanor Healer. The response was great and there was much discussion about the usage of the Shawl, not only here, but in other countries. There was also a debate about the […]
Once again, I was pleased to be asked to teach the student Health visitors on the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) Course. The afternoon session on An Awareness of Perinatal Mental Health in Swansea University was a delight, with students sharing their experiences and demonstrating wonderful enthusiasm. I hope to return in May […]
At the end of the month I visited the Men’s Shed in Llanelli to gauge their responses to the Welsh Shawl. Tim Isles, the Manager, was more than welcoming and happy to allow me to speak with the men. I had expected some resistance to the idea of the Welsh Shawl, but indeed was surprised […]
United Kingdom and Ireland Marcé Society Annual Meeting Thursday 19th September 2019, The Athenaeum, 107 Pall Mall, London As a member of the Executive Board of the Marcé Society it is a great joy to be able to attend the annual Meeting in London. You too, are invited to join a range of professionals at […]
Last year, Mark and I did an hour-long training session on Fathers’ Mental Health. Our PowerPoint presentation accompanied the audio recording. The challenge was obtaining images and photographs which were not copyrighted. I will have the same challenge this time as I have been asked to do presentations on the Listening Visit.
Journal of Health Vising ‘Last Word’ Time to write my quarterly article for the JHV. Each time I am asked to write something current, which affects health. This month I decided to write about climate change and how Health Visitors can encourage families to think about the resources they use and how their carbon footprint […]
The Welsh Government has prepared a Consultation Document entitled ‘Together for Mental Health Delivery Plan 2019- 2022’. There is a call for comments on the document and I intend to respond on the plans for Perinatal Mental Health.
Our manuscript is about the be put into production! It will be reviewed and assigned to the Production Manager and in about a month we will be contacted with information about the next steps of the production. It is hoped it will be in print early next year!
I am now an Official University of Iowa Vendor, which means I am now working on a Research Project for Listening Visits with Dr Lisa Segre and Dr Mike O’Hara and will soon be analysing the data sent in by Lisa and Mike
Our next ‘venture’ is a book for parents, simplifying and demystifying Perinatal Mental Health. It is hoped this will be ready and on-line by Christmas – perhaps a Christmas present for those you want to help???