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“Playing” with our Newborns

Jacqui Marquis-Conder, Psychologist at Sunshine Coast Perinatal Centre, and Mother of 2 exuberant young children I remember when my son was born I was so excited to show him all the beautiful, handmade and wooden toys I had accumulated for him.  But when we got home, and I showed him around his beautiful nursery and…

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Lisa and Nellie (the Groodle) talk Post Natal Depression

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The Power of Puppy Love

The power of puppy love is being used at a Sunshine Coast psychology centre, to help people open up about postnatal depression.

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Sunshine Coast PND Centre Mum shares her experience

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10 Years of PND Centre – Sunshine Coast :: Our Mum’s

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How one Maroochydore clinic is changing parents’ lives

    IN AN age of constant comparison via social media, it’s understandable for parents to feel as though the sleepless nights and grey days aren’t living up to expectations. But sometimes there’s more at play than the usual parental fatigues. It’s estimated one in six mothers and one in 10 fathers experience postnatal depression and…

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Mothers shown way out of postnatal depression

Sunshine Coast Daily  | Sept 14, 2014     TRACEY Sherratt was on the edge when she finally called someone to talk. The Caloundra woman was going to “jump”, but instead she dialled her husband. “He found me and took me straight to the doctor,” she said. Mrs Sherratt was diagnosed with postnatal depression after…

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,…

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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Mum tells of bout with depression

24th November 2010 | Sunshine Coast Daily IMAGINE not cracking a smile when you are around Avani Jaremus, 2, and her nine-month-old baby sister Chella. Avani squeals when Dorothy the Dinosaur’s head pops up on television, and Chella barely registers her fingertips being crunched by a wayward tricycle as she crawls about the floor. This scene of…