Education & support for expecting & new parents | Peach Tree Perinatal Wellness
Peach Tree Perinatal Wellness is a local Brisbane charity that offers education and support to parents and expecting parents regarding emotional health and mental wellbeing. The organization was founded and is operated by Mums who have lived experience with perinatal mental illness.
Services on offer at Peach Tree Perinatal Wellness
Peach Tree’s services include PEPP Talks (innovative ante and postnatal education classes), and weekly peer support meetings. Peach Tree actively aims to reducing the stigma and myths of parenthood and mental illness, through community events and public speaking opportunities.
PEPP Talk – Preparing Emotionally for the Perinatal Period
The PEPP Talk is designed specifically on maintaining emotional and mental wellbeing during pregnancy, birth, and beyond. These classes are delivered in a warm, friendly and comfortable space by qualified Parent Educators and a team of peer workers who understand pregnancy and parenthood from lived-experience.
The PEPP Talk (Preparing Emotionally for the Perinatal Period) parent education concept was created by Peach Tree Perinatal Wellness to help prepare expecting parents for the emotional realities that go hand in hand with the transition to parenthood. With two (2) antenatal workshops during the third trimester, and a further two (2) postnatal workshops after baby’s birth, PEPP Talks are unique in looking at the before and after perspective of becoming parents – the expectations, realities, and challenges we face as individuals, parents, partners, friends, and colleagues.
Peachy Parent Meetings
Peachy Parent Meetings are offered weekly in various locations across Brisbane. These peer support groups enable parents who are struggling with issues such as postnatal depression and anxiety, bipolar, and post traumatic stress a chance to meet other parents having similar parenting experiences. These are safe, non judgemental meetings aimed at reducing the isolation and loneliness that comes in hand with perinatal mental illness.
For more information and contact details, please visit the Peach Tree website at www.peachtree.org.au. Alternatively, if you are interested in registering for one of the PEPP Talk workshops, please visit their sister website at www.handsholdinghands.com.au (click on “Register Now” for all available workshop options).