WOMEN’STEC are delighted to announce that We Are Pangs, a perinatal mental health charity that supports new parents with postnatal depression, will be taking up residence in our premises in North Belfast.
At WOMEN’STEC, we have always been passionate about helping the women in our community to overcome the barriers they face to leading happy and fulfilling lives and we are excited to welcome our new neighbours and increase our capacity to help those who come to our centre.
The Parent Rooms will be a community space that provides peer support, wellbeing programmes, social activities, and a place to come to feel less alone when dealing with perinatal mental health issues such as postnatal depression and anxiety.
It will be the central hub for perinatal mental health support and aims to create a supportive community around parents that will reduce isolation, loneliness, and stigma.
We Are Pangs‘ aim is to walk alongside parents to help them discover the tools and techniques they need to recover from mental health issues. They provide practical courses to teach resilience and coping mechanisms, emotional support through their peer support service, signposting to other services where appropriate, and a sense of belonging and connection.
Michelle Bradley, CEO of We Are Pangs said:
“For a long time we have seen parents across Northern Ireland struggle alone with perinatal mental illness and this is something we have been working hard to tackle. The Parent Rooms is the next step in being able to provide a unique service to help parents discover their own strengths and abilities to recover, and to create a safe and supportive environment where parents can come to seek help without feeling judged.“
Lynn Carvill, CEO of WOMEN’STEC said:
“We are delighted to have We Are Pangs taking residence in our facilities in North Belfast. WOMEN’STEC are committed to provide opportunities for women to improve their lives through skills training and holistic support, so this is a natural fit. We are excited to see how both of our organisations can grow together to ensure the women in our communities have the best chance at fulfilled and happy lives.”