The webinar ‘Becoming a parent or caregiver and emotional wellbeing’ has been created to support parents or caregivers with the different challenges of the perinatal period (from the beginning of pregnancy through to two years post-birth), which may lead to stress, low mood, and worry. The webinar introduces these challenges and provides tools based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy that can help improve emotional wellbeing during this period. It also includes information about how to access further support offered by Hertfordshire and Mid Essex Talking Therapies.
The perinatal period can be a demanding and stressful time, and it is normal to experience a wide range of thoughts and emotions throughout it. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can help us understand our own emotional wellbeing and learn tools that can be helpful for managing the challenges parents and caregivers might experience during this period.
Key topics covered:
- Common perinatal difficulties: An introduction to the common challenges experienced by new parents and caregivers during the perinatal period.
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: An explanation of what Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is and how it can help to understand emotional wellbeing. The webinar presents the experience of Lucy, Tim, and baby Iris to explain different tools that can help improve emotional wellbeing.
- Tools based in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: An explanation of different tools based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy that can be used to manage worries and difficult thoughts experienced by parents and caregivers. The webinar also introduces helpful behaviours that can be used to promote emotional wellbeing during the perinatal period.
- How to access further support: Further information on how to access immediate support during a crisis and how to self-refer to Hertfordshire & Mid Essex Talking Therapies.
To find more information or to self-refer to Hertfordshire & Mid Essex Talking Therapies please visit: www.hpft-talkingtherapies.nhs.uk or talk to your GP.
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We also have a variety of self-help videos available that focus on a range of topics including stress, sleep, nature and wellbeing, tips for healthcare staff and mindfulness. Click here for more information about our self-help videos.
Please note this video was created prior to our service name change (from HPFT IAPT) to 'Hertfordshire and Mid Essex Talking Therapies'.)