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Mothers Helpers recently put out an online survey seeking participants randomly, requesting them to give feedback of their experience as a student, the challenges they faced, the consequences of the stress they came under (if any) and what they would suggest might help them to successfully gain their qualification without that stress becoming unmanageable.
About the Respondents:
What Challenges Did These Parents Face?
We asked parents to give a stress score between 1 and 5 – 1 meaning they experienced a low level of stress while 5 indicated a high level of stress. The following gave a high score of 4 or 5 to the following challenges they faced while studying:
In What Ways Did Stress Impact their Performance as a Student?
What Were the Consequences of that Stress?
18% dropped out of university (or polytech) temporarily or permanently.
What Would Help?
We asked parents what would help to support them during their studies at university.
What parents wanted the most was:
• Edinburgh Score (test for PND)
• Post Natal Distress Support Network
• Mothers Matter
• Mental Health Foundation Resources
• Help with Depression
• Post-natal Psychosis Support Group
• Traumatic Birth
• Parenting Articles & Workshops
Please head over to our Resources page for many more links and very comprehensive information.