Mental Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on mental health. The content on this page has been created and curated by mental health professionals with the goal of advising and supporting mothers. You will also find practical tips on using breathing and relaxation techniques to reduce stress.

Resources

Parenting Young Children in Lockdown

In this time of COVID-19, children may have questions that are difficult to answer. Sometimes those questions can make you feel stressed. Children may respond to a stressful situation by changing their behaviour like: holding on to you, feeling nervous or worried,...

Mindfulness exercise for mothers: Noticing and breathing

Listen to this article in English: Listen to this article in Afrikaans: Welcome to this noticing and breathing exercise. Perhaps you have already listened to the first two exercises, introducing the practice of breathing to calm your nervous system and meet the...

Mindfulness exercise for mothers: 2 minutes of breathing

Listen to this article in English: Listen to this article in Afrikaans: Listen to this article in isiXhosa: Welcome to this two-minute breathing exercise. Perhaps you have already listened to the first exercise Intro to Breathing. If you found that useful, here is a...

Mindfulness exercise for mothers: Intro to breathing

Listen to this article in English: Listen to this article in Afrikaans: Listen to this article in isiXhosa: Welcome to this breathing exercise. Regardless  what age your children are, it is hard to have them at home all day with little to do, and trying to find...

Hantering van gesinsgeweld tydens COVID-19

Listen to this article in Afrikaans: Families kan baie spanning ervaar tydens COVID-19. Families sit by die huis, hulle kan nie gaan werk nie en kan bekommerd wees oor hoe hulle finansieel gaan oorleef. Sommige familielede drink of gebruik dwelms om die stres te...

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