Since it’s establishment in 2005, PANDA has been leading the perinatal mental health sector in promoting the Week to raise awareness about perinatal anxiety and depression, including signs to look for and where to go to seek support.
On Wednesday November 14, 2018 Belmont Private Hospital hosted a free Movie Screening at Dendy Cinemas of “Dark Side of the Full Moon”- A documentary about Perinatal Mental Health in support of Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week, held November 11-17, 2018.
At the start of the evening we also showcased our newest patient video exploring Taryn Collins’ journey with Postnatal Depression. Powerful and real, Taryn’s story communicates her experience and highlights the great work that is carried out in the BCPND unit. This marked the first screening of Taryn’s story in a public setting and was well received by viewers. To view Taryn's story click here.
"Dark Side of the Full Moon" delves into the unseen world of maternal mental health in the U.S. The documentary uncovers the disconnect within the medical community to effectively screen, refer, and treat the 1.3 million mothers affected each year, giving a face and voice to the countless women who have suffered in silence.
We had a mixed audience of Health Professionals ranging from psychologists, GPs, nurses, midwives, nursing students and facilitators attend the event. Viewers noted the documentary was very confronting, but the message was powerful. One midwife from a private midwifery commented her take home message was “to screen women more during the perinatal period.”
Thank you to all who attended this sell out event and helped raise awareness about Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week 2018.
Belmont Private Hospital regularly attends and hosts RACGP approved education events for health professionals, with points now applied for the RACGP 2017-2019 Triennium.
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