The impact of Covid-19 on maternal mental health
Research commissioned by the Maternal Mental Health Alliance found that Covid-19 has increased the mental health risks for new and expectant mums, and further stretched services supporting their mental health during the perinatal period.
Furthermore, not all women have been impacted equally by the pandemic. The mental health of women and families of colour and those from poorer backgrounds have been affected the most.
Together with lived experience champions and clinicians, we’re calling on Ministers to fill the pre-Covid gaps in specialist PMH and protect the wider system surrounding these services.
Read more about the research and our recommendations for urgent action.
Everyone who comes into contact with women during pregnancy and their baby’s first years can help support better perinatal mental health.
- Campaign for better services for women with perinatal mental health problems
- Download tools and resources if you work with women in the perinatal period
- Join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram
- Become a member or supporter
- Donate to help the MMHA continue our work.