Little Working Moms Support Detrimental to Mental Health

This 8-year longitudinal study delivers some needed data about the experience of working mothers and mental health.

Lead author Dr Elizabeth Westrupp said one of the surprising findings was that the pressure did not ease as the child grew up, with this kind of stress-induced mental health issues in women persisting for the first eight years of their child’s life.

Sadly, what we see in our work corroborates these findings and is one of the realities that drive us every day.

Working mums need more mental health support Working mothers should have better access to support services earlier in their child’s life as the pressure to juggle work and family life takes a toll on …



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