Maternal Mental Health Alliance
Maternal Mental Health Alliance
Maternal Mental Health Alliance
Maternal Mental Health Alliance

The Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA) is a coalition of national professional and patient organisations committed to improving the mental health and wellbeing of women and their children in pregnancy and the first postnatal year.

There is extensive evidence that investing in maternal mental illness at this early stage can have a dramatic impact on long-term outcomes for mothers, fathers, children, families and society. Our vision is to see all women across the UK get consistent, accessible and quality care and support for their mental health during pregnancy and in the year after giving birth.

The MMHA currently comprises over eighty five organisations, including professional bodies such as Royal Colleges and organisations that represent, or provide care and support to, parents and families.

Please follow us on Twitter @MMHAlliance

Professionals working within maternal mental health can use the secure discussion forums on the Maternal Mental Health Network to connect, share ideas and ask questions.



Join us for Perinatal Psychology Workforce Training

Foundation Level,  University of Liverpool in London, 33 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1AG

27-29th Nov 2017

The British Psychological Society BPS Faculty for Perinatal Psychology and the Mums and Babies in Mind Project (a Maternal Mental Health Alliance project, hosted by the Mental Health Foundation and funded by the Big Lottery Fund) are delighted to announce three days of perinatal psychology workforce training.

The training is for anyone who delivers psychological treatments to parents experiencing mental health difficulties during pregnancy and/or the first postnatal year. It is open to anyone working in any part of the United Kingdom. Places can be booked here.

The course has been specifically designed to meet the needs of low and high-intensity Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) practitioners and perinatal clinical psychologists, although it is not limited to these groups. Perinatal clinicians may choose to attend any of the three training days that are most relevant to them and their current role.

The training will be skills-based, with an emphasis on treatment skill demonstrations, role play, and problem-based learning approaches.

The course is led by national and international leaders in perinatal psychology, including Dr Heather O’Mahen, Dr Kirstie McKenzie-McHarg, Dr Rachel Mycroft, Dr Helen Sharp, Dr Fiona Challacombe, Dr Aimee Poote & Dr Camilla Rosan.

Some free places are available to practitioners working in Mums and Babies in Mind (MABIM) project sites. To find out more, please contact Dr Camilla Rosan on

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Ines Meza-Mitcher, Membership and Communications Assistant


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#MABIM for the Mums and Babies in Mind project, improving local perinatal mental health services

For useful resources and information, see our campaign website: and follow #everyonesbusiness 

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