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Bridget Gives Back After Receiving Support to Recover From PND

Bridget

We are so fortunate to have Bridget Baker on the Management Committee of Mothers Helpers.  Like the rest of us, she brings her own personal experience of Postnatal Depression but she also has an amazing background in Communications that has helped Mothers Helpers significantly.  Her time, her commitment and dedication to the role is so appreciated and so valuable.  It’s wonderful to have her as part of our team.

After experiencing PND and witnessing first-hand the gaps in the current health system, I was passionate about giving back to the community to help other mums avoid or minimise the type of experience that I had. The Mothers Helpers recovery course was recommended to me. Having just completed the 10 week course, which was amazing!, I knew that this organisation had the right services and information for other mums out there to fill that gap that existed. At that time Mothers Helpers had put out a call for volunteers so I jumped at the opportunity.

 

I feel very fortunate to be a part of this organisation. I have gained so much from volunteering for Mothers Helpers such as –giving me a greater sense of purpose that I’m helping make a difference in our community; focusing on others and not just myself has helped with my depression; I have been able to apply my professional skills to the organisations needs; I’ve learned a lot from my colleagues in the organisation; and I have also made some new friends.

 

I would highly recommend others to  volunteer for Mothers Helpers. The organisation is run by a collection of incredibly intelligent, passionate and caring people. Every person is totally dedicated to helping mums and their families recover from (or avoid) PND.  It’s a wonderfully supportive environment and I have learnt a lot from my colleagues. Plus it is amazing to be a part of something that is truly making a difference in people’s lives.

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and this year, the theme is “Give”:
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Your time – te wā ki a koe, your words – ō kupu, your presence – ko koe tonu.

The Mental Health Foundation says:  “Seeing yourself, and your happiness, linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding and creates connection with the people around you. It feels good to give and everybody has something to offer. How will you play your part?” 

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