I was really proud to have my work featured with over 400 other female-identifying photographers at Cosmos Arles Books, during the Recontres des Arles this year. The exhibition my work was included in was ‘The Family of No Man’, curated by Brad Feuerhelm and Natasha Christia.
Making reference to the famous Family of Man Edward Steichen exhibition in the 1950’s and in an attempt to provide a counterbalance to what’s been argued to be a male-dominated festival overall, the curators sought to show a world through non-male eyes, hence the restriction to female identifying submissions.
Natasha Caurana very kindly took some snaps for me when she visited the exhibition as I wasn’t able to go myself to see the work in situ.
If you’d like to find out more, Sean O’Hagan mentions the show in his review of Recontres d’Arles 2018 here and the exhibition has its own website. My work can be found in the gallery of images around the theme of family.
My project about perinatal mental health, And Yet often leads to people talking to me about their own experiences, or expressing concern about a friend or family member experiencing their own difficulties. Back in 2010, I did write a blog post about my own mental health experiences after having my daughter, but creating and sharing this project has made it clear to me that I need a more comprehensive list.
This post aims to be a central place where I can add links to websites and general information. Please do get in touch if you can think of anything I can add.
Offer a variety of support services and also have social
media groups and pages. Comprehensive
website with information about different kinds of pre and post-natal mental
illness and links to various sources of information and advice.
tel: 0843 28 98 401
Provides telephone helpline, information
leaflets and a network of volunteers who have themselves experienced PND.
NB: Mainly focussed on
post-natal depression and anxiety.
tel: 0207 3860 868
Useful and comprehensive digital versions of their
leaflets about specific conditions, including: Postnatal Depression, Perinatal OCD, Postpartum Psychosis, and General Mental Health in pregnancy.
General information about mental health, including a useful leaflet about discussing mental health with your GP and a general information page about postnatal depression.
Group aimed at improving maternal mental health by changing policy and educating professionals. Also has a help and support page aimed at parents, with links to other organisations, including local area support groups.
General mental health information with useful A-Z information links, support signposting and a page dedicated to perinatal mental health