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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 seventy 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

 

 

First International Fathers Mental Health Day

dadsThe first ever International Fathers’ Mental Health Day will take place on Monday 20th June 2016 to raise awareness of postnatal depression (PND), antenatal anxiety and childbirth trauma experienced by men.

Mark Williams, who suffered all three after becoming a father and subsequently founded Fathers Reaching Out and Reaching Out Positive Mental Health explains: “Fathers, as well as mothers, can also experience mental illness at what should be one of life’s happiest times so it’s important to ensure that men talk about their feelings and recognise the symptoms as the quicker the help, the quicker the recovery. Health professionals also need to ensure that dads are given permission to open up about their feelings so they can stay healthy and support mums.”

http://www.reachingoutpmh.co.uk/blog

#IntFathersMHDay

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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

 

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

 

For membership enquiries, please contact

membership@maternalmentalhealthalliance.org

 

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