The Fanwood-Scotch Plains-Westfield Here2Help Mental Health Coalition will offer its eighth mental health forum on Tuesday, February 2nd from 7:00 to 8:00 pm via Zoom and Face Book Live.   

69% of new parents experience conflict, disappointment and hurt feelings as they navigate the postpartum weeks and months as new parents. Learning to co-parent amid sleeplessness and fluctuating hormones is no easy task. But there are proven ways to weather the transition that are backed by years of research. In this informational session Jennifer Perera, LCSW, will highlight what the “masters” of the postpartum transition did to make the task of co-parenting easier while ensuring that their relationship thrived rather than simply survived. This Here2Help event is ideal for couples planning or expecting a baby soon and couples with a child under the age of 3.

Specifically, this session will highlight how to restore friendship and intimacy to your relationship, navigate conflict more effectively, foster the development of your child during the postpartum months, and create healthy social, emotional and intellectual development in your children.

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Ms. Perera is a mom, spouse and Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has over a decade’s worth of experience in mental health at her Cranford, New Jersey practice. Her passion is helping new moms and dads find their joy again in parenthood through individual, group and couples counseling. Jennifer specializes in working with parents during the prenatal and postpartum periods and those coping with a pregnancy loss or infertility.

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.  Space for this event is limited.  The Zoom access code will be emailed the day before the event.

Originally organized by the Westfield and Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCAs, the mission of the Here2Help Mental Health Coalition is to improve community awareness and understanding of mental health issues through education, basic skills training and resource information and to help break down barriers that prevent people from seeking care. Information about Here2Help can be found at