Behind “The Mentally Healthy Mummy” is me, Aman Chohan. I am currently based in Watford, UK with my husband and baby boy Samraj. Originally from the West Midlands, I am told I don’t have a Brummie accent… until I visit my parents, and the accent appears full force!
Career wise, I am a qualified Psychotherapist, specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, with an interest in perinatal mental health. I trained at the University of Oxford and since qualifying, have worked in a therapy service in London. I absolutely love my job, and love the work I do day in and day out so coming out of the working world for maternity leave for the first time since I was 16, has been a shock to the system!
Random facts about me: I have Coeliac Disease and follow a strict gluten free diet (diagnosed in 2011 and I still have fantasies about stuffing my face with cupcakes); I love visiting new places and have been all over the world, for example, Tahiti, Thailand, Morocco to name a few; and for a while I started making nappy cakes and hampers for my friends and family who were pregnant/ had babies. Check out my page @babycakeswatford on Insta and Facebook.
I have always had an interest in babies and mummies- one of my earliest memories is reading my Mum’s “Emma’s Diary” when she was pregnant with my sibling. I think I was 8 years old. Being a mummy myself has been an amazing and intense experience. Welcome to my take on motherhood and how I have coped with the amazing highs and the (perceived) soul destroying lows, and my continuing journey to remain Mentally Healthy 🙂
I hope you enjoy the ride with me!
Lots of love,