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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

 

 

 

Press release: Innovative new mapping tool for perinatal mental health leaders launched by Mums and Babies in Mind

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Today an innovative new mapping tool has been launched online to help professionals who are trying to transform mental health services for mums with mental health problems during pregnancy or the first year after birth.

Between 10 and 20% of new mothers will experience a mental health problem. These women need support from a range of services, including GPs, midwives, health visitors and mental health services. Evidence shows that there are shocking gaps in services across the system. For example, there is no specialist mental health service in more than 40% of areas in England[1], and nearly a third of midwives report that they have not had training in mental illness before they qualified.[2]  (more…)

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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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