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If you feel that you are in a position to manage your PND / Anxiety yourself then here are some ideas to help you do that. 

Information given here is from Rebecca's personal experience or research and does not come from a medical professional or someone that is trained in mental health.  

These suggestions are not to replace treatment provided by a medical professional  but can be used with their guidance alone / simultaniously.

If an external source was used to provide information then they will be named by the exert.  
Medication
If you are like Rebecca and the thought of taking medication such as antidepressants fills you with dread and has put you off going to see your doctor please click on the link to the left.

Here you will find her honest blog talking about taking medication, going through CBT and links for further information.

Do not think you are alone in your fears.  You are not alone and you will be ok.
More information on prescribed medication & CBT can be found here
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  1. Essex Based Hypnotherapist & Psychotherapist Nova Lewis talks about how hypnotherapy can be used to treat depression, PND & anxiety www.essex-hypnosis.co.uk
  2. Personal Trainer LAURA HALDANE talks about how exercise and rest can help with depression and anxiety www.sonningpt.co.uk
  3. Here you will find links to other regional support groups & national charities that can support you and your family through this difficult time. Only charities Rebecca has come into direct contact will be linked here. There are many more out there.
  4. Health Coach THE MUM MENTOR talks about how nutrition and hydration can help with depression and anxiety www.themummentor.com
  5. Guest contributor The Mint Heart talks about how a holistic approach can help with depression and anxiety www.facebook.com/themintheart
  6. Yoga Therapist & Teacher DANIEL GROOM talks about how yoga & yoga nidra can help with depression and anxiety www.danielgroomyoga.com
Hypnotherapy
Excercise & Rest
Support Groups & Charities
Nutrition & Hydration
Bach Flower Remedies
Yoga & Yoga Nidra
A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled,by Ruby Wax
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Let Ruby be your guide to a healthier, happier you. You've nothing to lose but your stress...
Frazzled Review
The Unmumsy Mum,
by The Unmumsy Mum
The Unmumsy Mum writes candidly about motherhood like it really is: the messy, maddening, hilarious reality, how there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach and how it is sometimes absolutely fine to not know what you are doing
Book Reviews
Unmumsy Review
As a self confessed book worm, my first point of call for information tends to be books (not the kindle, proper books!) So here you will find reviews on books that I have read about all things mumma & PND/anxiety/mental health.

If you have any suggestions, i would love to hear from you.






Mindfulness, by Mark Williams and Danny Penman
THE LIFE-CHANGING BESTSELLER.
MINDFULNESS reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that can be incorporated into daily life to help break the cycle of unhappiness, stress, anxiety and mental exhaustion and promote genuine joie de vivre. It's the kind of happiness that gets into your bones.
Mindfulness Review