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 has helped more than 50 women overcome depression in the past three years. With a new course starting on October 6, facilitator and psychologist Lisa Lindley is happy for the recognition, but does not want it to scare away new clients as her main focus is still on helping those in need. Ms Lindley said there were still spots open for her next eight-week course.
“There is one in five women on the Coast who suffer from postnatal depression,” she said. “The program … provides women with practical strategies to help them to overcome PND in a supportive environment. “These support groups are one of the biggest ways to overcome it and there is the chance to meet others facing similar struggles.”
For more information visit www.sunshinecoastpnd.com. or ph 0417 540 820.