The Amplifying Maternal Voices Toolkit is now live!

Posted By: Sian Drinkwater

20th March 2024

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Today, the MMHA and Mental Health Foundation are launching the Amplifying Maternal Voices (AMV) Toolkit. The resource is part of the two-year AMV project to spotlight mothers' maternal mental health experiences from seldom-heard communities.

Explore the Toolkit
Go out there and tell your story, tell them the importance of peer support and early intervention in respect to perinatal health care. Shout, dance and be creative...someone will eventually listen. Have your facts ready and be solution focused so your answers can inform change!

Sapna, MMHA Lived Experience Champion

Drawing on insights from MMHA lived experience champions, MMHA member organisations and local contacts, the AMV Toolkit offers creative ideas and practical tools to empower individuals in shaping perinatal mental health care at the local level. The Toolkit explores innovative examples of ongoing efforts to bring about this much-needed change.

The Toolkit is a resource for individuals and groups across the UK who want to influence decision makers and create positive change in perinatal mental health care in their local area. The aim is to inspire action at a local level and be a platform to amplify seldom-heard voices.

We are incredibly grateful to everyone who has provided content, attended workshops, given feedback and contributed to the AMV Toolkit in other ways.

Together, we will make change happen.

Being involved in the Amplifying Maternal Voices project is a great opportunity to share learning and reflect on our work supporting young parents. It was so valuable to hear from other organisations about their experiences at the Toolkit workshop and ways in which they are overcoming barriers and telling their stories. 

Donna, Acacia Family Support (Birmingham-based MMHA member)

Please share the toolkit with your networks.

For any questions about the AMV toolkit, please contact Sian Drinkwater, Community Engagement Lead at

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