VIDEO: Belfast mum backs mental health campaign

A Belfast mum has joined new dads and mums from across Northern Ireland to launch a mental health campaign aimed at breaking down barriers of guilt, shame, loneliness, embarrassment, fear, confusion and other stigmas associated with perinatal depression and anxieties.

Wednesday, 27th March 2019, 11:49 am
Updated Wednesday, 27th March 2019, 11:51 am

Creative entrepreneur Aly Harte (37) from Belfast is mum to three boys and knows all about the highs and lows and the joy and pain of motherhood.

Aly said: “I found the Moment Health app and online community to be the bridge from loneliness to community which is a great resource for connecting with mums at a similar stage in life. The mood tracker is invaluable for knowing when to just #TakeAMoment for yourself. I encourage women who attend my art workshops to love themselves from their brains to their bones and I think we’re all guilty of comparing ourselves to others, when we all really need to take a moment and link with others in similar situations to give each other support.”

With 20% of women and 10% of men experiencing symptoms of post natal depression and associated anxieties, the campaign aims to encourage parents to download the free Moment Health app on iOS and Android and #TakeAMoment to seek the help they deserve from tracking their moods and emotions to locating services in their area and accessing a secure online community of like minded parents.

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#TakeAMoment, download the Moment Health app free on iOS and Android. Apple Store: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/moment-health/id1291754124; Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=io.momenthealth.app.

Visit www.momenthealth.io and www.instagram.com/moment.health, join the community at www.facebook.com/groups/momentcommunity and follow the conversation on twitter at www.twitter.com/momenthealthapp.

For organisations wishing to support their employees and their families, please check out https://momenthealth.io/for-your-staff.html.