The Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA) has over 125 members that support mums, babies, and families, or represent the professionals who work with them in the perinatal period. MMHA members are essential to who we are, our collective voice.
The Association for Post-Natal Illness was established in 1979 to provide support to mothers suffering from post-natal illness and increase public awareness of the illness.
We provide a confidential telephone helpline and information leaflets for sufferers and health professionals. We also have a network of volunteers across the country who have recovered from the illness. They provide phone, email or postal support to current sufferers and act as proof that they can, and will, get better.
AWARE is the Depression Charity for Northern Ireland, offering support and education for people with depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. The charity has a large network of peer-led support groups run by a team of trained volunteer. We deliver mental health and wellbeing programmes to mothers to support their mental health before, during and after pregnancy. We are active in campaigning for maternal mental health issues to be prioritised in Northern Ireland. Our programmes focus on prevention, early intervention, postvention, education and support. Our vision is of a future where people can talk about their mental health openly, access services appropriate to their needs and have the skills and knowledge to maintain positive mental health.
The aim of Basis is to provide online access to up-to-date research based evidence about infant sleep, in forms that are accessible to parents and health practitioners, supported by references to research relevant to families in the UK.
Barnardo's works with vulnerable children, young people, families and communities, helping them to build a better future. Their aim is to reach out to the most disadvantaged children to ensure that every child has the best possible start in life and can reach their full potential.
The national charity for children in care and young care leavers.
Become's mission is to help children in care and young care leavers to believe in themselves and to heal, grow and unleash their potential. They work alongside them to make the care system the best it can be.
Beelotus is a not for profit organisation delivering postnatal support to mothers diagnosed with a mental health disorder. Their mission is to provide Early Help services to parents experiencing mental health illnesses.
Their vision is a society where all parents experiencing a mental health illness are not judged nor isolated but are supported and empowered to provide a loving, safe and healthy environment for their child.
To break the cycle of intergenerational trauma related to mental health challenges in parents.
Before Becoming a Parent have run courses for students at school about good parenthood and press for this to be a mandatory subject for all schools. They are currently working on producing a book on preparing school students to be good parents.
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Best Beginnings is a charity that aims to give every baby born in the UK the best start in life and tackle inequalities in infant health. We produce film resources that feature the lived experience of families facing the challenges of parenthood. We are producing a series of new films, documentary and drama, that explore the whole spectrum of perinatal mental health issues. Many of the films will be featured in our parenting app Baby Buddy where they are seamlessly integrated with content on physical health and wellbeing.
We provide information, support and advice for people affected by bipolar disorder / manic depression and those who care for them.
We also promote self-help throughout Scotland, and inform and educate about the condition.
Bipolar UK is the national charity supporting people affected by bipolar. We support 80,000 people through our information and advice publications and services, including 130 local volunteer-led support groups and an online eCommunity. As women with bipolar are at considerably higher risk of experiencing a mood disorder in the perinatal period - especially in the first few weeks after birth - it is important to seek advice before becoming pregnant. Leaflets, a podcast and more information can be found on our website and we also run workshops on bipolar and pregnancy.