Power of Sharing Your Story - Virtual Meet Up
Time & Location
About the Event
Mumma - you are invited to join me and Joise Smyth from Smiling After PND for a complimentary virtual meet up on the “Power of Sharing Your Story.”
This is an opportunity for those who have signed up for the Mumma Bees training or are interested in learning more and joining the Mumma Bee community.
In our virtual meet up we will be discussing the power of sharing your story and how, by making the decion to share, you can play a vital role in supporting people as a Mumma Bee in your community and circles of friends and family.
You will also gain insight into the vision and mission of the Mumma Bees movement and how, through community, comradery, and connection we can support parents struggling to find wellbeing and connection at this time.
COVID has thrown us a bit of a curve ball. With Melbourne currently still under stage 4 lockdown, it’s difficult to predict anything with certainty. However, Mumma Bee’s is important now more than ever.
In, an effort to keep momentum and start building this community, I am offering this meet up as a prelude to the online Mumma Bees training on Oct 24th and 25th and Nov 21st & 22nd.
Virtual Meet via on Zoom
Thur Oct 15th 8 - 9:15pm (Melb time)
with your hosts Stefanie Poole - The Mental Health Doula and guest speaker Joise Smyth from Smiling After PND.
More about our guest speaker Joise Smyth
Josie Smyth, mother of two, experienced postnatal depression after the birth of both her babies. Since recovering in 2015 and 2017, Josie wrote her experience in a blog called Smiling after PND.
Today, Smiling after PND exists to raise awareness about postnatal depression, break shame and stigma and encourage help seeking. Josie shares her story and also listens to the experience of others through a few avenues. Josie has a small private facebook support group (65 members), self care events, bespoke workshops and even a tea line designed to evoke conversations over a cuppa. Josie hopes to take her online group out into the community once COVID-19 is over to support more women and their families. In her spare time, Josie volunteers as a PANDA Community Educator and finds turning a painful past into a hopeful future, very rewarding.