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 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.

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.

 

 

Beyond Peer Support: Twitter and Perinatal Mental Health

By Laura Wood, mum with lived experience who campaigns for better perinatal mental health, @cooksferryqueen

Laura has created a Twitter tutorial to help professionals working in the sector to make the most of Twitter for perinatal mental health. Here, she blogs about her story and how online peer support has helped her and others.

A month or so after my son’s traumatic birth in February 2014, I unravelled quite suddenly, and I had no idea what was happening to me. I was experiencing flashbacks, violent intrusive thoughts, and suicidal impulses. I was completely all over the place, and I was terrified. I was aware of postnatal depression, but I also knew that I wasn’t depressed. (more…)

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For media enquiries, please contact

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

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

 

For membership enquiries, please contact

membership@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 

 

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