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

 

 

 

Establishing a Lead Commissioner in Perinatal Mental Health

img_9948-1By Helen Ford, Lead Commissioner, Children, Young People and Maternity, NHS Gloucestershire/Gloucestershire County Council

Helen Ford is lead commissioner for Children and Maternity Services at Gloucestershire CCG and Gloucestershire County Council and is the lead commissioner for perinatal mental health. The MABIM team are supporting Helen and the perinatal and infant mental health network in Gloucestershire to improve perinatal mental health services. We interviewed Helen about her role as lead commissioner, what the network have achieved and her vision for the future.

Q: How did the Perinatal and Infant Mental Health network in Gloucestershire begin?

The network started a number of years ago when we were trying to get a care pathway together for women with perinatal mental health problems. We wanted to know what each person’s role and responsibility was within the different services and how we could work together better. (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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