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Black Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

What is Black Maternal Mental Health Week #BMMHW21?

Black Maternal Mental Health Week UK was launched to raise awareness, highlight disparities, provide resources, and break cultural barriers in maternal mental health for black mothers, and birthing people.

When is Black Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week?

Monday 27th September – Sunday 3rd October 2021.

Who is it organised by?

The week is coordinated by Maternal Mental Health Alliance member, The Motherhood Group.

Daily themes

During the course of the week, The Motherhood Group plan to share a series of videos, articles, and hosted discussions.

Day 1:  Why we need #BMMHW21

Day 2:  Trust

Day 3:  Community

Day 4:  Engage

Day 5:  Support

Day 6:  Listen

Day 7:  Reflect

How to support

  1. Subscribe to The Motherhood Group newsletter for updates prior, during, and after the awareness week.
  2. Share The Motherhood Group’s content on social media, or create your own.
  3. Hold vital conversations and discussions regarding black maternal mental health, on- and off-line.
  4. Take part in activities and projects that will prioritise black maternal mental health.

Visit The Motherhood Group’s website for more information.