2013-06-26 12:57:07 - Human Givens College launches a new online resource centre (http://www.humangivenscollege.com/hg/postnataldepression.html) for individuals, families and friends of those coping with postnatal/postpartum depression. The new centre aims to provide advice and information on the causes, symptoms and treatments for postnatal depression.
Human Givens College is a leading source of psychotherapy training courses for anyone wishing to help improve the lives of individuals and families, or to help organisations and communities thrive.
Postnatal depression (PND) is a type of depression that affects between 10-15% of women after giving birth. In addition, 10% of men will also be affected. Obviously, this can have a big impact upon the lives of all those involved, including the new baby.
Mothers and fathers suffering postnatal depression need support during this period and the new information centre provides guidance to them, as well as their family and friends, on the causes and various treatments that are available. The information centre offers clear guidance to new parents, offering
reassurance that PND is temporary and, with the right support and an appropriate form of treatment, it can be overcome.
The information on the site helps people to identify if they have PND and highlights the different forms of treatment available, including:
• Therapeutic postnatal depression treatments
• Birth Trauma Therapy
The resource centre offers impartial advice for those coping with PND and to healthcare professionals who want to offer higher quality information and better treatment for depression.
Along with the online resource centre, Human Givens College also offer two one-day training courses to help people deal with the effects of depression, including a specialist course called ‘How to lift depression – a practical skills-based day’, for GPs, counsellors, psychotherapists and other members of the medical profession.
Ivan Tyrrell, Director of Human Givens College and co-author of the book How to Lift Depression … Fast states: "Apart from sheer terror, to be deeply depressed is just about the most awful feeling we can experience. It can disable anyone. But the topic is surrounded by false ideas: Depression, as experienced by the vast majority of sufferers for example, is not a biological illness; neither is it 'anger turned inward'; it is not a 'chemical imbalance in the brain' and it is not usefully divided into 'clinical depression', 'postnatal depression' and ordinary 'depression'; and is not, in most cases, hard to come out of. This online resource explains why people are vulnerable to depression and will help many sufferers and their families. When this information gets more widely known it will do much to give babies a better start in life than that afforded by mothers who are depressed."
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