September 2019 – Meeting at The Men’s Shed, Llanelli

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 […]

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Marcé Society Annual Meeting

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 […]

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Gold Online Training

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’

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 […]

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Government Consultation Document

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.

Fathers and 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!