Forever, and No Time At All

by Nat Bartsch I have always been the kind of musician who wants to soothe troubled hearts and minds with the music they make. For me, at least, I think this aspiration comes directly from my own experience of depression and anxiety throughout my life. Life can be filled with so much pain and heartache—and […]

Speaking for the Baby Campaign

by Dr Bronwyn Leigh To celebrate the international Infant Mental Health Awareness Week – 11-17 June 2018, we are launching our Speaking for the Baby Campaign. We love advocating for babies. At the Centre for Perinatal Psychology, we help parents ‘see’ their baby with fresh eyes, and understand how their baby communicates. Babies have their […]

Thinking about your unborn baby

by Dr Bronwyn Leigh “An infant is conceived – and conceived of.” – Sarah A. Birss To think of a baby as both conceived and conceived of highlights the biological and psychological conception that takes place in the transition to parenthood.  Ways of conceiving both biologically and psychologically are varied and personal.  Your baby’s biological […]

Towards Parenthood: Preparing for the Changes and Challenges of a New Baby

by Dr Bronwyn Leigh Is it possible to prepare for having a baby?  We think so… It’s long been said that “nothing can prepare you…” for having a baby.  Well, that’s simply not true.  Yes, the ‘shock of the new’ is inevitable – that’s part of the journey.  But preparing emotionally before baby arrives and […]