Behind the maternal support forums…
As part of BBC Radio 5 live's #mumtakeover - the UK's biggest conversation about motherhood and mental health - we spoke to Karen to find out about her work as a parent support worker.
Karen works for Netmums, offering guidance across their online forums to mums who are experiencing a range of issues, from postnatal depression to domestic abuse.
“We are there to listen to them, support them and help them overcome what’s specific in their thread.”
She feels her personal experiences help her understand what support other mothers might need:
“I’ve suffered with postnatal depression myself… I suffered with a miscarriage,” said the mother of two.
“I needed to have some time and space to open up about what was going on with me.”
“So whether you’re pregnant mum or a mum who has a two-year-old, you can come and talk to the community on the boards or to a parent support worker, like me.”
This clip is originally from 5 live's #mumtakeover.