Perinatal Mood Disorder


Aware is a voluntary organisation formed in 1985 by a group of interested patients, relatives and mental health professionals, whose aims are to assist that section of the population who are directly affected by depression.

Post Natal Depression Ireland

Offering support and friendship to women and their families who suffer from PND

Benig Mauger – Soul Connections

Benig Mauger is a practising psychoanalytical psychotherapist, a writer, lecturer, birth teacher and pioneer in pre and peri-natal psychology. As well as running a private practice Benig holds workshops and speaks at conferences nationally and internationally on the topics of childbirth, parenting, realationships and modern living.

Nurture is a charity which offers national counselling services for pnd and ptsd in a wide range of services from group support and individual counselling in person or via Skype

The accredited list of counsellors can be found here:

The accredited list of counselling or clinical psychologist ( panic or anxiety or PTSD) can be found here – OR – can be arranged via a referral through a GP or this site:

Family Resource Centres also offer counselling liaison services. Find your nearest Family Resource Centre here:

Positive Birth Healing Workshops Ireland facilitate not-for-profit full day healing workshops and private sessions for mothers who have experienced birth trauma. The day consists of sharing stories, supporting and honouring one another, holding the space, mindfulness meditation, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and neuro linguistic programming (NLP) techniques to reduce the effects of PTSD. Many midwives will be also finding these stories deeply upsetting and we are working on a mindfulness meditation / CBT psychotherapy series of workshops starting soon. Contact Tara for more information:

AIMSI Birth Healing support group: A closed group for women whom have experienced a difficult or traumatic childbirth offering a safe place to share stories and provide peer support. If you are interested in this group, please contact AIMS Ireland. or via facebook messages. You will be required to provide an email address to be added.