All posts by Amy Tubb

New preconception resources for women with serious mental illness

Guest blog by Katie Atmore and Professor Louise Howard, King’s College London

MMHA member Tommy’s has collaborated with Public Health England and King’s College London to develop preconception resources for women with serious mental illness (SMI) and the frontline health professionals who support them. Continue reading New preconception resources for women with serious mental illness

Funding approved for Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Services in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland’s Health Minister, Robin Swann, has approved funding for the development of a new Perinatal Mental Health Delivery Model, including specialist multi-disciplinary perinatal mental health teams in each of the five trust areas. Continue reading Funding approved for Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Services in Northern Ireland

Urgent opportunity for perinatal voluntary and community organisations to voice COVID-19 experience

As part of the review of evidence MMHA has commissioned member the Centre for Mental Health to carry out, we are calling all voluntary and community sector organisations working with women and families in the perinatal period to complete this short survey: Continue reading Urgent opportunity for perinatal voluntary and community organisations to voice COVID-19 experience

Autumn 2020 eBulletin out now!

 

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The Everyone’s Business autumn 2020 eBulletin contains the latest from the Everyone’s Business Campaign and UK perinatal mental health (PMH) community.

This quarter, you’ll find updates on:

    1. MMHA and Centre for Mental Health’s COVID-19 rapid research review
    2. the continued impact of the pandemic on PMH and services
    3. MBRRACE-UK’s latest findings and why specialist PMH services are so important.

And much more…

Please share widely among your networks! On Twitter, tag @MMHAlliance and use #EveryonesBusiness. Continue reading Autumn 2020 eBulletin out now!

The MMHA pay tribute to Dr Roch Cantwell on his retirement

Words by MMHA trustee, Dr Clare dolman, on behalf of the Alliance

We’re sure that the MMHA family will want to pay tribute to Dr Roch Cantwell, who has now retired as Senior Consultant Psychiatrist in Glasgow and Clyde. Though stepping down from his role as a clinician based at Leverndale Hospital, he will continue as the Lead Clinician for the Perinatal Mental Health Network Scotland – a National Managed Clinical Network. Continue reading The MMHA pay tribute to Dr Roch Cantwell on his retirement

Study by the Duchess of Cambridge finds more than 1 in 3 parents expect the pandemic to have a negative long-term impact on their mental wellbeing

“…The early years are not simply about how we raise our children. They are in fact about how we raise the next generation of adults.” The Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge has unveiled the findings of the biggest ever UK study on the early years. The research, commissioned by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and conducted by Ipsos MORI, reveals what the UK thinks about the early years and explores how COVID-19 has impacted the perceptions of parents and carers of the under-fives. Continue reading Study by the Duchess of Cambridge finds more than 1 in 3 parents expect the pandemic to have a negative long-term impact on their mental wellbeing

NSPCC perinatal mental health service shown to improve mental health of parents-to-be

Guest blog by Louise Harrington, NSPCC

This year has been like no other, and for new and expectant mums and dads there have been so many new challenges to contend with. The impact of the pandemic on the mental health of parents-to-be was clearly demonstrated in the ‘Babies in Lockdown’ report, which also told us that only one third of parents expressed confidence in being able to access mental health support if required. Continue reading NSPCC perinatal mental health service shown to improve mental health of parents-to-be

MMHA embarks on exciting new chapter thanks to support from the National Lottery Community Fund

PRESS RELEASE
    • The National Lottery Community Fund has awarded the Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA) £1.2 million towards a major new phase of its Everyone’s Business campaign, over the next four years.
    • To date, the MMHA has successfully focussed on improving access to specialist community perinatal mental health services in the UK, with longstanding support from Comic Relief.
    • Now, thanks to National Lottery players, the MMHA will be able to both continue this work and expand the campaign to other areas of care that dramatically affect the lives of women with poor perinatal mental health.

Continue reading MMHA embarks on exciting new chapter thanks to support from the National Lottery Community Fund

Rapid review of the impact of COVID-19 on maternal mental health and services

The Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA) is working with member Centre for Mental Health to explore the impact of COVID-19 on maternal mental health.

Funded by Comic Relief, we will be conducting a rapid evidence review of the impact of COVID-19 on maternal mental health and services, including the voluntary and community sector, across all four UK nations.

Continue reading Rapid review of the impact of COVID-19 on maternal mental health and services