Visiting your doctor in difficult times

One in five patients now has to wait at least 15 days to see a GP in England, NHS figures have revealed. Just under 5m of the 27.1m appointments at GPs’ surgeries in October involved waiting anywhere between 15 and 28 or more days to see a doctor or practice nurse. Patients are finding itContinue reading “Visiting your doctor in difficult times”

Maternal Mental Health Awareness 

May 1-7 is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week. At least 1 in 10 women will suffer from poor mental health during their pregnancy, in fact some studies say it’s many more than that. We also know that at least the same number of women can develop post-natal depression. We are raising awareness of Maternal MentalContinue reading “Maternal Mental Health Awareness “

Mental Health in Pregnancy: raising awareness of perinatal mental health for men and women

In 2004 I started a unique website dedicated to the topic of depression in pregnancy; at the time there was almost nothing known of it.  This ad by PANDA (a great resource) says up to 1 in 10 pregnant women are affected, but the research now suggests its closer to 1 in 3, and it doesn’tContinue reading “Mental Health in Pregnancy: raising awareness of perinatal mental health for men and women”

Mental Health in Pregnancy

Poor Mental Health in pregnancy affects at least one in three women. Many people have heard about post-natal depression, but there is another mental health concern which recent research suggests now affects as many as one in three pregnant women.  When I first set up my dedicated resource for depression in pregnancy in 2004, the figure was thought to beContinue reading “Mental Health in Pregnancy”

In the media

I’m Delphi Ellis – a Qualified Therapist, Mental Health Speaker, Mindfulness Practitioner and Well-being Trainer – Helping You Sparkle™. I help people find their mojo and get their sparkle back, often after a difficult period in their lives. I do this by offering counselling, and well-being training services promoting positive mental health, including some specialistContinue reading “In the media”