BEING a mother might bring untold joy for many women, but for others it can be a time of anxiety and depression, mother of two Chezzi Denyer says.
The busy working mum to Sailor, 6, and Scout, 2, has joined forces with PANDA (Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia) to raise awareness of the tough times that motherhood can bring.
On Tuesday, Mrs Denyer along with a film crew and host of mums and bubs began filming a promo for PANDA which will soon air on her Mummy Time TVprogram.
“It’s for all mums who are suffering from either antenatal or postnatal depression and anxiety and it effects over 100,000 women every year,” she said.
Mrs Denyer said the cause was close to her heart and her online program featured women who share storires on the ups and downs of becoming a mother.
“Everything’s a challenge, even getting here this morning was a nightmare,” she said of getting her two young daughters ready for a day on the filming set.
“Things always seem to go wrong and also they always win. You try and teach them discipline and you try and make your children good, but they always win.
“My kids are full of spirit and they’ve taught me so many things about patience and just about being a lot more giving.
“You can’t be selfish once you have kids and that doesn’t always fit in with every lifestyle.”
Filming commenced in the Machattie Park rotunda on Tuesday morning and it involved 10 other mothers and a bunch of babies and young children.
The filming then progressed to Bathurst’s IGA followed by the Harvest Cafe & Store and Red Chair Boutique.
“The businesses have just been so supportive,” Mrs Denyer said.
Mummy Time TV has released a new range of ‘baby brain’ merchandise including t-shirts and stickers with all proceeds going to PANDA
The PANDA promo will go to air on March 9 when Mummy Time TV’s new website is launched at www.mummytime.co.
Merchandise will be available through the website on the same day.