A 1960s Aussie Christmas

As Christmas fast approaches, I thought I would take my readers back in time a little. My novel The Wilted Rose tells of several family Christmases throughout the 1960s and 70s, as the Brooker family spend their summer holidays in the Moreton Bay Peninsula. Merry Christmas, and enjoy this free excerpt! https://youtu.be/IM5TolaDReo The Wilted Rose... Continue Reading →

Excerpt: The Wilted Rose

The second excerpt from my novel The Wilted Rose, in support of Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week. Part Two of The Wilted Rose tells the story of a young mother struggling to cope with Postnatal Depression in the late 1950s/early 1960s, when understanding of mental health issues was poor. The excerpt explores a young... Continue Reading →

Excerpt from The Wilted Rose

As part of my effort to support Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week, all of this week I will be posting free excerpts of my book The Wilted Rose. Part Two of The Wilted Rose tells the story of a young mother struggling to cope with Postnatal Depression in the late 1950s/early 1960s, when public... Continue Reading →

Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week starts tomorrow

Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week 13th - 19th November 2016  Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week was established by PANDA in 2005. The Week aims to raise awareness about perinatal depression and anxiety, including the signs to look for and where to go to seek support. Perinatal depression and anxiety is a serious illness. Up to 1... Continue Reading →

National Mental Health Week Spotlight: PANDA

Today my Mental Health Week focus is on PANDA, Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia. The Perinatal period extends from when pregnancy begins to the first year after the baby is born. PANDA provides a vital service across Australia by offering the only specialist national perinatal mental health telephone counselling service, as well as reducing stigma around... Continue Reading →

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