- Mental illness is the most common serious health problem that women experience during pregnancy and after birth, impacting around 1 in 5.
- Without treatment, perinatal mental health (PMH) problems can have a devastating impact on individuals, families, and wider society.
- In partnership with the Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA), the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) has produced a resource based on a review of 12 years of policy and research about what good PMH care looks like.
- The resource aims to support services, individuals, multiagency groups and networks across health, public health, social care, and non-statutory services.
Today, the iHV and the MMHA are proud to share ‘Supporting High-Quality Perinatal Mental Health Care’, a new resource to enable and inform high-quality, compassionate care for families impacted by PMH problems. This collaboration began from a shared desire to encourage and embed good PMH practices within services supporting women and birthing people, babies, and their families. Continue reading iHV and MMHA work together to inform high-quality perinatal mental health care