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Jackie Rotheram is a disabled mother and Specialist Midwife and Disability Adviser at Liverpool Women’s Hospital in the UK. In her article, she describes a new service which addresses the needs of women with perinatal mental health issues. In N...
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Reiz Evans, from UK charity Advocacy Partners Speaking Up, discusses how the service provides a voice to parents with learning disabilities and mental health needs, to offer them equal rights and opportunities.
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Reiz Evans, from UK charity Advocacy Partners Speaking Up, discusses how the service provides a voice to parents with learning disabilities and mental health needs, to offer them equal rights and opportunities.  
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Sarah Rutherford, Practice Trainer at the Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, summarises her paper Assessing parenting capacity: are mental health nurses prepared for this role? The paper, first publ...
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Minu Sikand from Ontario, Canada, is a woman with a spinal cord injury. Here she shares her experience of post-natal depression after becoming a mother.
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Adil Akram, Walport Academic Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry at St George’s Hospital NHS Trust, University of London, UK, describes how the creation of the post of a specialist midwife in mental health at St George’s will improve screening...
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I live in Minnesota a sate of the usa. I've been reading a lot about how parents who arr disabled are getting their children taken away because of a disability. I'm currently pregnant and have schizophrenia. I have two questions. My first question is...
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Russell Hine, from Bedford, UK, talked to Shanta Everington about being diagnosed with schizophrenia after the birth of his son. He describes how his mental health affected his role as a father, and how he managed to create a new path and build a pos...
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Hi there, I have fibromyalgia and have recently gone into a flare up since a period of illness. I am looking for some equipment that would help me with looking after my daughter. As she gets bigger I am struggling to lift her and carry her. I use a p...
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Alyson Buck, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health at Anglia Ruskin University, Essex, UK, reviews Camberwell assessment of need for mothers: a needs-based assessment for pregnant women and mothers with severe mental illness by Louise Howard et al. 2008,...
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⭐️DISABLED PARENTS - I HAVE A PLEA FOR HELP OF ANY FORM TO; •FIND A LAWYER THAT SPECIALISES IN HUMAN RIGHTS AND PUBLIC LAW I am a disabled single parent, been in receipt of Direct Payments since 2011. My circumstances have become so dire and...
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Kim Rutter, Marketing and Communications Manager at the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), UK, describes research commissioned by SCIE into the experiences of parents with mental health problems and their children, and how families can best...
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