Posts by Lisa Lindley

Pillar of Strength for New Mothers

Samantha Healy  |  The Sunday Mail  |  June 27, 2010 WHEN Sunshine Coast psychologist Lisa Lindley discovered a gap in the support network for new mums in her region, she set up a group to remedy the situation. Established in 2007, the Sunshine Coast Post-Natal Depression Support Group has grown to more than 100 members and helped many more women deal with the disorder. Deborah Rule,…

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Post-natal help for new mums

4th Feb 2009 | Sunshine Coast Daily Now entering its third year, the Sunshine Coast post-natal depression support group has reached dozens of Coast women suffering this isolating illness. Tanya McFadyen said she had valued the session on assertive communication the most, learning when and how to ask for help when at her most vulnerable.…

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Mother’s group in spotlight

26th September 2010 | Sunshine Coast Daily A SMALL, innovative mothers’ group on the Sunshine Coast has sparked national interest from one of the country’s most respected current affairs programs. The Coast’s Post Natal Support Group has been approached by 60 Minutes for a segment on postnatal depression, thanks to the group’s growing reputation. The group…

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It’s okay to say ‘we can’t cope’

Written by Miranda Cashin | 22nd October 2011 | Sunshine Coast Daily POST-natal depression (PND) doesn’t discriminate. It can affect women of all ages and from all backgrounds. It affects one-in-six mothers in Australia and occurs when a woman experiences moderate to severe depressive symptoms after childbirth. The symptoms may present themselves immediately after childbirth or develop…

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Help for Child Soldiers

Written by Janine Hill | 4th May 2009 | Sunshine Coast Daily When Lisa Lindley first heard psychologist doctor Robi Sonderegger speak about the work being done with traumatised child-soldiers in Uganda, she vowed to help.Five years later, the Buderim woman is doing exactly that. Lisa and her friend, Fiona O’Donnell, of Canberra, boarded a…

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Battling the Baby Blues

Written by Sue Short | 30th October 2007 | Sunshine Coast Daily   Next time you are sitting with a group of women who have children, look around. At least one in seven will have suffered from post-natal depression (PND) and surprisingly in the 21st century the social stigma of this disease still makes women…

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Abbey to help bring smiles

Nikkii Joyce | 8th July 2010 WHEN teenager Abbey Lindley sets off for Thailand next month, it will not be in the usual search for world famous beaches or shopping. The 15-year-old Chancellor State College student is a volunteer dental assistant who will become part of a free dental health clinic at a Mae La refugee…

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