About the Maternal Mental Health Alliance

The Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA) is a charity and coalition of over 100 organisations working together with experts by experience and clinicians to achieve our shared vision and improve the lives of women and families in the UK affected by perinatal mental illness.

Our vision

To see all women across the UK get consistent, accessible and quality care and support for their mental health during pregnancy and postnatally.

Find out about perinatal mental health services in the UK.

Who we are

A coalition of 100 national member organisations, lived experience champions and clinicians, working collaboratively to improve perinatal mental health care for women and families in the UK.

MMHA members and champions are supported by a small dedicated staff team and Board of trustees.

Meet the team.

What we do

We bring the sector together to speak with one voice and campaign for all women throughout the UK who experience a perinatal mental illness to receive the care they and their families need, wherever and whenever they need it.

By working collectively to maximise our resources as an alliance, we harness our organisational, personal and professional expertise, energy and passion to drive change for women and families.

Read about the Everyone’s Business Campaign and take action.

Our values

Our staff and trustees are guided by a strong set of core principles.

Read about our values and beliefs.

Our history

The MMHA was founded in 2011 by people who understood the direct impact of perinatal mental illness, including clinicians, parents, academics, voluntary and community sector organisations. We have worked together for 10 years with a shared determination to improve mental health support for women and families across the UK.

Find out more about the history of the MMHA.

Our funders

With thanks to our funders, Comic Relief, The National Lottery, and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation for making our work possible.

Funder by Comic Relief