Mood & Motherhood in Early Years (Panel Discussion)

20 Mar 2024
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Adults (18 Yrs+)
Event type

Mood & Motherhood: The Early Years (Interactive Panel Discussion)

This will be a 60-min interactive panel discussion on Zoom, suitable for parents with young children.

On the occasion of Mother’s Day, we celebrate the journey of motherhood with a focus on nurturing maternal wellbeing, especially during the transformative early years. It’s a time of immense joy and discovery, yet we acknowledge that some mothers may face challenges, including an increased risk of depression or anxiety. While postpartum depression affects an estimated 10% of new mothers, it’s important to remember that the journey of motherhood, even outside clinical diagnoses, is filled with deeply emotional and difficult experiences. Recognizing and supporting the emotional wellbeing of mothers is not just about overcoming challenges; it is about enhancing the joy and fulfillment that motherhood brings. By addressing maternal wellbeing, we not only support mothers in finding greater happiness in their role, but also contribute positively to child development and family dynamics.


  • Understand the signs and symptoms of mental health conditions in motherhood
  • Learn strategies for managing mood difficulties as a mother
  • Understand your treatment options for managing your mood
  • Gain insight into when to visit a psychiatrist, vs. psychologist, vs. medical doctor, or other professionals
  • A safe space to ask questions or express challenges and concerns that can be addressed by a professional
  • Hear from other mothers (participants) to normalize difficulties at this stage

Date: Wednesday, March 20th, 2024

Time: 3.30pm - 4.30pm (GST; Dubai)

Cost: Free-of-charge

Facilitated by

Dr. Summer Fakhro

Dr. Summer Fakhro

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Saman Ahmed

Dr. Saman Ahmed

Dr. Lucy Wood

Dr. Lucy Wood


My role as a Clinical Psychologist affords me the privilege to be able to offer authentic, empathetic and reasoned support, coupled with an …