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Women in around half the UK are not getting access to specialist perinatal mental health services

Maternal Mental Health Alliance

1 in 10 women develop a mental health illness during pregnancy or the first postnatal year

Maternal Mental Health Alliance

The Maternal Mental Health Alliance aims to improve the lives of mothers and their infants

Maternal Mental Health Alliance

We are committed to improving the mental health and wellbeing of women and their children in pregnancy and the first postnatal year

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 improve the lives of mothers and their infants’. We are motivated by the current shortfall in the quality, availability and accessibility of antenatal and postnatal mental health care and the lack of knowledge about this issue amongst health and social work professionals and the wider public.

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

To read a message from our Chair, Dr Alain Gregoire click here

Please follow us on Twitter @MMHAlliance

 

 

 

Standing on the shoulders of giants


dsc_0049By Sally Hogg, Strategic Lead, Mums and Babies in Mind

On 28th November, NHS England announced the 20 areas of the UK that will be receiving the first phase of specialist perinatal mental health development funding. This funding is to support the creation or expansion of specialist perinatal mental health community teams.

This new funding is incredibly exciting: We’ve known for a long time that, while specialist services are critically important, there are huge gaps in provision. More than 40% of areas in England have no specialist community perinatal mental health team, and those that do often fail to reach accepted standards. In this tight financial climate, additional funding will be the enabler that many keen commissioners and providers need to close the gaps in provision.

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For media enquiries, please contact

 

Alain Gregoire, Chair, MMHA: alaingregoire@maternalmentalhealthalliance.org

Ian Jones, Everyone’s Business Campaign, MMHA: ianjones@maternalmentalhealthalliance.org

Anna France-Williams, Media and Communications Officer, MMHA: media@maternalmentalhealthalliance.org

 

Please follow us on Twitter @MMHAlliance 

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

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

 

For membership enquiries, please contact

membership@maternalmentalhealthalliance.org

 

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