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Ask Anna: "How do I tell my boss about my postnatal depression?"

Section: Mental health

Introducing M&B's agony aunt Anna Williamson who will be answering all your mental health dilemmas.

From battling postnatal depression to feeling lonely to returning back to work after maternity leave - Anna will help guide you through the ups, downs, laughter and tears of being a mum.  Remember, you're doing great! 

This week's question: "How do I tell my boss about my postnatal depression?"

If you're suffering with PND or anxiety since going on maternity leave, it can be difficult to navigate your return, especially when broaching the issue with your colleagues. Trained therapist Anna Williamson has some advice on how to deal...



Anna Williamson is an author, podcaster, tv presenter and mum of two-year-old son Vincenzo. Listen to her podcast Loose Lips or check out her book Breaking Mum and Dad: The Insider's Guide to Parenting Anxiety.

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