An exploration of motherhood and postpartum psychosis: reviewing 'afterbirth'15 March 2022
Review: A couple of weeks ago we posted about an exciting new play, 'afterbirth', debuting in London, that explores postpartum psychosis. Now, a brilliant volunteer from Action on Postpartum Psychosis who has lived experience of PP has reviewed the play for us, reflecting on the vital nature of representation.
The beginning of it all: Melanie Klein’s perspective on child development01 March 2022
Beginnings are always a great cause for anxiety. More than half a century since her death, Melanie Klein’s thought, such as object relation theory, still permeates modern understanding of developmental psychology. In this article, we explore part of her contribution to theory on infant psychology and in particular to the vast unknown of the preverbal experience – with an eye to its potential ongoing resonance into adulthood.
Perinatal services need to better acknowledge the loss, trauma, and grief of miscarriages27 September 2021
Lived experience: Thousands of couples experience the loss of an unborn baby every year, however, many fall through the gaps in available mental health support. An expansion of perinatal mental health services, "shouldn’t just be for parents who enjoy a successful pregnancy. It should be available to the tens of thousands of women and men who go through the trauma and sadness of a miscarriage."