MEDIA

It’s okay to say ‘we can’t cope’

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…

Help for Child Soldiers

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…

Battling the Baby Blues

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…

Abbey to help bring smiles

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…