The Queanbeyan Postnatal Depression Community Advisory Group’s weekly walk and talk group celebrated their 20th year with a cake and morning tea at the Jerrabomberra Community Centre on Friday 14 November.
More than 30 mums and bubs attended the celebration.
“This is a huge achievement for our weekly parents group,” Chair of the Community PND Awareness walk Sue Jarvis said.
“The group began as an annual Post Natal Depression walking group and has morphed into the weekly Walk and Talk group, complete with a fitness instructor and a Child and Family Health Nurse from Southern NSW Local Health District.”
The Jerrabomberra walk and talk group are supported by the Surgery at Jerra, Jerrabomberra Rotary, Pure Will Fitness and Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council.
The group is free and inclusive, encouraging open discussion and sharing and is made up of parents who openly support each other.
“We welcome everyone,” Ms Jarvis said.
“The only stipulation we have is that mothers who are interested in joining need to have had their six week postnatal check prior to joining.”
The Patron of the group is Deanna Barilaro, wife of Deputy Premier John Barilaro, who regularly joins the group on the walk and talk.
For more information on Perinatal Depression and Anxiety, please go to https://nswmentalhealthcommission.com.au/events/perinatal-depression-and-anxiety-awareness-week-2018