Posts tagged support network
Interview with Amanda Gorham on Post-partum Depression

A woman who has the courage to raise children and advance her education simultaneously should be celebrated.  And accommodated.  Especially when her mental health is so vulnerable….I dream of a day when there is a “mother-focused model”.  An academic trajectory that allows mothers to complete their degrees at the same time as their non-mother peers by adjusting the course-level requirements and program-level expectations. 

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Interview with Kerrie Walkem on the well-being of parents & carers working in academia

It is important not to put yourself last.  You need to fill up your own tank, as the happier you are, often the better a parent (and employee) you will be.  This includes the obvious things such as eating well, prioritising sleep, and exercising (exercise has been found to decrease stress and help prevent perinatal depression).  It also means regularly doing things you enjoy just for you. Looking after yourself means that you are more able to care for your child.  When you look after yourself you are also looking after your child.

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