Raising awareness of perinatal anxiety and depression (PNAD) is a passion for The Movement Room Founder Kylianne Farrell. Having experienced postnatal depression after the birth of her first child, Kylianne is all too familiar with the emotional turmoil it causes not only mums, but their immediate loved ones as well.
Kylianne has made it her mission to educate new mums as well as the broader community on the benefits movement can have on your mental health and the fight against depression anxiety through the #moveformentalhealth Hike.
She, along with other local mums, will be hiking 135km along the famous Cape to Cape track in the South West of Western Australia to raise awareness for the power of movement and all that movement can bring in the fight against depression anxiety.
Kylianne said she hopes this hike, and the #moveformentalhealth movement (pardon the pun) will create awareness of PNAD and help provide new and experienced mums who are suffering from PNAD with the help and tools they need.
“This will be a life changing experience, not only for me but for everyone who is taking part, supporting one another on this mission to raise awareness of the power of movement as a coping strategy in the battle against post natal depression and anxiety,” Kylianne said. “Perinatal anxiety and depression, as well as other mental illnesses, do not discriminate and nor do we, so we encourage people to come and walk for yourself or in support for someone close to you, no matter what walk of life you or they are on. Together we can create change!”
All funds raised through the #moveformentalhealth Hike will be donated to the Gidget Foundation, a not for profit organisation which provides support services for families suffering emotional distress during pregnancy and early parenting as well as education and awareness programs for health professionals and the community to learn more about perinatal anxiety and depression.
The #moveformentalhealth Hike will take place from 12-19 November 2017. Spaces are very limited and are filling fast. For more information, visit www.themovementroom.com.au
#moveformentalhealth tees and tanks being sold at Move Your Body raising awareness for the power of movement in the battle against mental illness particularly depression and anxiety. All tees and tanks sold create a community funded rebate help to offer.
The Movement Room’s services at a reduced cost for those that need it the most – with the goal to implement services in other towns and cities as the initiative grows. The Movement Room offers Integrated Movement Counselling where movement and talk therapy are combined to help women over come emotional challenges in their journey to recovery.