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GPP - Postpartum Psychosis

Postpartum psychosis (PP), also known as puerperal psychosis and postnatal psychosis, is a severe illness that involves hallucinations, delusions, mania, severe confusion, or unusual behaviour occurring, often with acute onset, in the postnatal period.

GPP – Trauma-aware and trauma informed practice: Working with families of children with a disability/difficulty

The term ‘trauma’ is used to represent the broad range of traumatic, abusive or neglectful experiences that people can experience or be subjected to during their lives. Traumatic events have been defined as “an event, a series of events or a set of circumstances that is experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or life-threatening”.

This Good Practice Points resource (GPP) will look at the specific trauma that families with children with learning disabilities have and how they can be supported.

PT - Looking after yourself when your child’s behaviour is difficult to understand

When a child’s behaviour is difficult to understand, this can be really hard for all those involved in their care. It is really important that we look after
ourselves to help us look after our families.

PT – Coping with a traumatic birth

Birth trauma is another name for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after birth. In the UK alone, an estimated 1 in 25 women a year develop PTSD and even more, 1 in 5, find birth traumatic. Some partners suffer PTSD too, from witnessing a traumatic birth.

These Parents Tips, developed with experts and the Birth Trauma Association cover:

  • What are the symptoms of birth trauma?
  • Is birth trauma the same as Postnatal Depression (PND)?
  • Why can’t I get over my birth trauma?
  • How is birth trauma treated?
  • I’d like to have another baby again, but I’m scared. What can I do?
  • Where can I get help if I have birth trauma?

PT – Looking after your relationship as new parents

Having a baby can be a wonderfully exciting time but may also present some challenges to your relationship with your partner as two become three.

PT – Coping with a crying baby

It is hard for parents or carers to cope with a crying baby. We have put together a few facts on infant crying which we hope you find helpful – and, most importantly, some tips on how to get through this time and feel more in control and safe.

PT – Emotional Health and Wellbeing – Mothers

Having a baby is a huge life event and a time of change. It is normal to feel many different emotions during the transition to parenthood, for example, over half of all new mothers will experience what is known as the “baby blues”. Symptoms of the baby blues include feeling tearful, irritable, and overwhelmed at times and can last for about 10 days after having a baby.

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