Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

What is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week? Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week is a week-long campaign dedicated to talking about mental illness during and after pregnancy. It’s all about raising public and professional awareness of perinatal mental illness, advocating for women affected by it, and helping them access the information, care and support they need … Continue reading Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

UK Maternal Mental Health Matters Awareness Week 2019

When is it? 29th April to 5th May 2019, organised by MMHA member the Perinatal Mental Health Partnership (PMHP). What is it? A week-long campaign dedicated to talking about mental illness during pregnancy or after having a baby and signposting to support for all mums. The focus is on advocating for mums affected by maternal … Continue reading UK Maternal Mental Health Matters Awareness Week 2019

UK Maternal Mental Health Matters Awareness Week: Support For All

Last year, the first ever UK Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week took place, led by our member organisation, the Perinatal Mental Health Partnership UK. During the week, the second World Maternal Mental Health Day was celebrated on Wednesday 3rd May with countries around the world marking the day with events and campaigning activities. This year the … Continue reading UK Maternal Mental Health Matters Awareness Week: Support For All

Second Maternal Mental Health Matters Week

Second UK Maternal Mental Health Matters Week Last year was the first UK Maternal Mental Health Matters Week, led by one of our members, Perinatal Mental Health Partnership UK. This year the week will be taking place again with an opportunity to communicate the message that maternal mental health matters. During the week, World Maternal Mental … Continue reading Second Maternal Mental Health Matters Week

UK Maternal Mental Health Matters Awareness Week 1-7 May

Last year was the inaugural World Maternal Mental Health day in May 2016. This year, as well as World Maternal Mental Health day on 3rd May there will be a UK Maternal Mental Health Matters Awareness Week 1-7th May. Focus: How and where mums and families can seek help and support for perinatal mental health problems Lead Organisation: Perinatal … Continue reading UK Maternal Mental Health Matters Awareness Week 1-7 May

Perinatal mental health services more important now than ever as we emerge from the pandemic

Think piece by Joanne Smith, Everyone’s Business Scotland Coordinator On World Maternal Mental Health Day, the time is right to reflect on the progress made in Scotland to protect pregnant women, new mums and their babies during the perinatal period.   While there have been encouraging signs of progress following the establishment of the perinatal managed clinical network and the perinatal and infant mental health programme board, the levels of specialist … Continue reading Perinatal mental health services more important now than ever as we emerge from the pandemic

Mental health and wellbeing tips for women who are pregnant or have recently given birth during the pandemic

Page last updated: 17/06/2020 at 13:51 | Available in Welsh (ar gael yn Gymraeg) 1)  TRY TO CREATE A ROUTINE, WHERE POSSIBLE Something that can help sustain or improve mood can be a simple, flexible routine that offers a bit of structure and reassurance. This could involve  writing down a daily schedule and putting it … Continue reading Mental health and wellbeing tips for women who are pregnant or have recently given birth during the pandemic